People are different, and that means everyone has his own experiences in life. The same is true to anxiety, people react differently to this disorder. There are those who can easily manage their conditions, while there are those who have tried their best, but the anxiety never seems to leave them alone. On other hand, there are those who get anxiety attacks in social circumstances or requires organization as well as cleanliness so as to relax. Medical experts have categorized anxiety in various types, and in this article, we are going to take a look at those categories.
Generalized anxiety disorder
This type of anxiety is also referred to as GAD. It is the most popular and the type that most people experience. There millions of individuals across the global who suffer this kind of anxiety. Medical experts say that this disorder is recurring physical or mental tension and nervousness, with no probable cause, with no breaks in between. In short, if you always find yourself worrying, stressed, or anxious and it is really affecting your normal life, then you may be suffering from this type of anxiety. Of course, it is normal to feel anxious on certain occasions. However, it if happens for no apparent reason then you need to seek medical assistance.
This is also one of the most common form of anxiety disorder. It is also known as irrational fear. However, a certain amount of social phobia is considered a healthy response. You can become a little be shy in front of a group of people, or when giving speeches in front of people- all this is natural. But when you feel like it is affecting your life, then you may be having social phobia. This happens why you become extremely shy that you cannot stand before strangers, speak in public, talk to authority figures or your pals. Those who suffer from this type of anxiety always perceive social places as torture, and they fear that people will judge them or avoid them or not recognize their presence. In addition, most of these people are always afraid of doing things for fear that it may be embarrassing or stupid
This type of anxiety is not the same as GAD. This condition does not neccarily mean a person is in panic attack or being worried of things such as being retrenched at work or what have you. This is when you experience extreme feelings of destruction that affect your mentally and physically. This condition, if chronic, make people become hospitalized.
This happens when you are afraid of going out of the house, or being in public, especially in strange places. Those who suffer this condition don’t ever get out of the house and they will strive so hard to avoid even travelling. On the other hand, there are those who can get out of their home and go to places they know, but may become anxious if in unfamiliar surroundings. A majority of those with agoraphobia have panic disorder, because the condition is mostly caused by panic attacks. These people get panic attacks in social places and for that reason they avoid this places as much as they can, and they eventually become afraid of even stepping outside the door.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
All human beings are sophisticated creatures and are always at risk of encountering danger. Majority of us are able to avoid such dangerous scenarios in our lives and live a safer life. However, in certain situation you may get post-traumatic stress that may affect you emotionally and physically and lead to this type of anxiety disorder. This type of anxiety disorder comes as a result of an occurrence of a traumatic event. Those living with this condition have to get out of the house. Unlike other anxiety disorders, this one may take years to heal because it affects and individual, mentally and physically. Remember, you only get PTSD if you have been in a traumatic situation, but you cans still become a victim if you have witnessed a dangerous event yourself like for instance if you witness a road carnage or if you see a close person in your life has gone through a traumatic event