Classes of Common Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders are a set of mental disorders associated with feelings of fear and anxiety. Anxiety depicts a form of worry about future events and fear refers to reaction to ongoing events. These fearful and anxious feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as shakiness and fast heart rate. There are several forms of anxiety disorders and these include:
Individuals with this disorder have feelings of terror like a sudden and repeated strike without any warning. Other associated symptoms of a panic attack include chest pain, sweating, palpitations, and a choking feeling. At times, it feels like you’re going crazy or having a heart attack.
SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER
This involves self-consciousness and overwhelming worry about daily social situations. It is also referred to as social phobia. The worry is often centered on the fear of behaving in a way that can lead to ridicule or that might cause embarrassment, or the fear of being judged by others.
GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)
This is a common anxiety disorder associated with long-lasting anxiety that is not focused on a situation, anyone, and object. People suffering from this form of anxiety disorder experience persistent worry and fear and become extremely concerned with daily matters. This form of disorder is known with severe and excessive worry and comes with the following symptoms: sleep disturbance, fatigue, fear, concentration problems, muscle tension, and irritability. GAD is the most common form of anxiety disorder that affects older adults.