Uncover The Underlying Causes Of Your Worries And Fears

Anxiety differs from normal feelings of nervousness

Anxiety is the most common of emotional disorders. Anxiety can be a normal reaction to stressful situations, but it becomes a problem when it is excessive and effects daily functioning. There are several types of anxiety-related disorders including Panic Disorder (characterized by panic attacks), Phobias (excessive fear of an activity, object or person), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (compulsive behavior such as excessive hand-washing), and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (a steady, all-over feeling of anxiety that effects daily life).

Anxiety sufferers also frequently suffer from depression and may abuse alcohol or other substances in an effort to relieve their symptoms. Twice as many women as men suffer from the disorder.

 

Anxiety Symptoms

In the case of anxiety, it is possible to “worry yourself sick” as the saying goes. Extreme worry and anxiety may cause these symptoms:

  • An overwhelming feeling of panic and fear
  • Inability to relax
  • Physical symptoms such as stomach problems, heart pounding, musc