Archive for the ‘Anxiety Disorders’ Category

Generalized Anxiety

The symptoms associated with generalized anxiety disorder include worrying about everyday things that lasts for a period of six months minimum, inability to relax, problems in concentrating and sleeping problems. Those suffering from this condition may also have physical symptoms that may include fatigue, headache, trembling, muscle tension, feeling light headed, getting hot flashes, sweating and feeling irritable. People suffering from this condition tend to indulge in excessive thinking and the unending cycle of worry and anxiety can also result in depression.

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General Anxiety Disorder

General anxiety disorder is a marked by chronic form of anxiety, excessive worry along with tension. The symptoms associated with this form of anxiety disorder may be present even in the absence of factors provoking the anxiety. Those suffering from this condition are not able to shake off their concerns and worry. The worry in this situation may be accompanied with physical symptoms that include headaches, fatigue, muscle tension and sweating.

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Severe Anxiety

Severe anxiety is a problematic condition that is quite common and in many cases those suffering from severe anxiety disorder also experience depression. While some worries and fears are justified and can even allow people to be motivated and focused, excessive worrying can interfere with the normal functioning of the person. When the anxiety becomes disproportionate or when a person worries without reason then it can directly impact the person life.

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Separation Anxiety

Children develop attachments with adults and tend to experience insecurity and anxiety when those adults leave. Such feelings are quite natural and this separation anxiety as it is called is observed among many children. Such anxiety tends to fade away as the children grow up and learn to be secure in relationships. However if the separation anxiety exceeds after a certain age or adversely affects the normal activities then it may be called separation anxiety disorder and may require professional help.

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Performance Anxiety

Performance anxiety refers to persistent phobia that individuals may experience when they are required to perform in front of someone – particularly in front of an audience or crowd. This anxiety may be marked by fear that precedes or accompanies participation in activity that requires public self presentation. This form of anxiety is often observed in public performers like musicians or athletes. Sometimes refereed to as “pre-performance jitters” the anxiety can be especially pronounced in some individuals and may prevent them from achieving their best:

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