Anxiety disorder is broken into four principle types, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobic Disorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), which is characterized as having a chronic high level of anxiety that is not tied to a specific threat. Some people are overly sensitive which makes them vulnerable to generalized anxiety disorder. They react to fears; misinterpret harmless situations to be threatening. Phobic disorder is persistent and irrational fear of an object or situation that shows no real danger. Panic Disorder is recurrent attacks of overwhelming anxiety that usually occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is uncontrollable unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and urges to engage in senseless rituals (compulsions). The most common diagnosis amongst the four is generalized anxiety disorder. 12% of the patients in an anxiety disorder clinic have generalized anxiety disorder.
Elements of Anxiety Disorder.
Most anxiety disorders don't have an obvious cause. It can result from a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors. Persons with anxiety disorders may exhibit an emotional state in which they feel uneasy, apprehensive and sometimes fearful. They tend to allow worries to interfere with their ability to function in every-day life and find it difficult to control their worries. Anxiety disorder has so many diverse characteristics that the relative roses are likely to differ. Some may have a stronger genetic basis and others are more stress related.
There are also symptoms pertaining to anxiety disorders such as sweating, fidgeting, muscle tension, sleep problems, nightmares, difficulty concentrating, irritability and psychosis. Physical symptoms include rapid pulse, flu-like symptoms, dilated pupils nausea, seizures, diaphoresis and blurred vision. These physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms must persist for more than a six-month period to show that it is actually anxiety disorder.