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Doctor insights on: What Are The Different Types Of Anxiety Disorders

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How many types of anxiety disorders in the world?

How many types of anxiety disorders in the world?

Many different types: Most anxiety disorders are labeled based on what causes the anxiety. Some people are excessively shy and have social anxiety disorder, some people experience panic attacks out of the blue and have panic disorder, and some people worry about everything and suffer from generalized anxiety. Also, many people suffer from different kinds of trauma in their lives and develop ptsd. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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How are anxiety disorder and panic disorder different?

How are anxiety disorder and panic disorder different?

Category: Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by intensity but there are many other subtypes. Other examples include generalized anxiety , social anxiety, simple phobia and many others. Panic disorder has specific criteria that must be met to call it that. ...Read more

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How are social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorders different?

How are social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorders different?

Differences: Symptoms of a social anxiety disorder can including being worried about being judged by others or doing something to embarrass yourself around others. You could turn pink, sweat, tremble, suddenly find it hard to talk or make eye contact or have a shaky voice. You might avoid doing things w people so that you don't do something embarrassing ; you likely make an effort to never be the center of >. ...Read more

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What to do if I have social anxiety disorder. what can I do to make him think I'm the more bubbly/chatty type?

What to do if I have social anxiety disorder. what can I do to make him think I'm the more bubbly/chatty type?

Be yourself : If you try to be someone different than you are, you will likely become even more anxious. You don't need to be bubbly or chatty to be likeable. Dating tends to be a bit unsettling so even those without social anxiety may be a bit anxious. The more you date, the more comfortable you will become with the process or with a particular man. Visualization and relaxation can both help. ...Read more

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Bipolar, is that a type of anxiety disorder?

Bipolar, is that  a type of anxiety disorder?

No - Different: These are two different types of problems, although they can occur together. Bipolar disorder has to do with severe and often unpredictable mood swings. Anxiety disorders have to do with a variety of problems that involve excessive worry, fearfulness, or panic. ...Read more

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Which type of natural medication works for social anxiety disorder?

Which type of natural medication works for social anxiety disorder?

Nothing: Please forgive my frankness. Social anxiety disorder is highly treatable in almost all cases by talking and wise guidance. You owe it to yourself and others to re-learn social skills that may have been twisted in a confusing early envrionment. You can learn to be brave & to behave effectively, to like and to be liked by others. Choose a guide wisely. You must be brave -- no pill can supply thay. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for the general anxiety disorder type of diagnosis?

Depends: Sometims a type of counseling called cognitive behavioral therapy is what's needed. Sometimes drugs called benzodiazepines are used, but that should be a temporary thing. Antidepressants and some drugs that are also used to treat seizures are often used. ...Read more

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How can I cure my ocd/mysophobia, whatever type of anxiety disorder i have?

How can I cure my ocd/mysophobia, whatever type of anxiety disorder i have?

Most avoid that word: It is most often described as successful treatment - not cure. And yes, those disorders can be successfully treated. Your expectations need to be aimed at realistic targets so that you'll be able to evaluate the benefits of your treatment. Talk with a psychotherapist to DX & plan a treatment approach that will be right for you. It may include drugs or not. Work together to be successful. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Anxiety disorders include excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of ...Read more