People feel anxious about an excessively demanding schedule or drinking too much caffeine or lack of sleep or work pressure. An unhealthy and stressful lifestyle can make you feel anxious, which does not mean you have anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorder means you are not able to live your life in ease. You are consistently burdened with a feel of fear and so cannot focus on your work, which means it is time to seek professional anxiety counseling. If ignored the condition can get worse and you can suffer from severe anxiety disorders give below.
GAD or Generalized anxiety disorder
- You are persistently troubled that something bad will happen.
- The reasons are unknown.
- Physical symptoms can be stomach upset, insomnia, restlessness, and fatigue.
OCD or Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- You cannot control or stop the unwanted behavior or thoughts.
- Recurring worries can make you forget to lock the door, turn off the hotplate or you may even hurt someone.
- You can even suffer from overpowering compulsions like scrubbing yourself for hours or washing hands again and again.
Panic disorder & panic attacks
Repeated and unexpected panic attacks are characterized as panic disorders. Panic disorder can even be accompanied with a fear of a condition called Agoraphobia [hard to escape from somewhere]. In such cases avoid confined spaces like flights or shopping malls.
Unrealistic fear of specific activity or object or event that is hardly dangerous in reality can be termed as a condition called phobia. Common phobias include fear of heights or fear of animals. Severe phobia conditions may make you stay away from the activity or object of fear. Avoidance strengthens the phobia, so make sure to seek medical help as soon as possible.
Social anxiety disorder
Many people have less confidence in themselves, which makes them fear of getting humiliated in public. Social anxiety disorder is also regarded as shyness. In severe cases, victim avoids any kind of social events. Stage fright is a common kind of social phobia.
Separation anxiety disorder
Kids suffer from separation anxiety disorder because they feel agitated with the thought of going to school and being separated from home, so they make complains of stomach ache or sickness. Some even stay away from playing with friends outdoors.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms include nightmares or flashback about the horrible event, startling easily, hyper vigilance, withdraw from others and avoid situations which remind them of the event.