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Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness, and involve excessive fear or anxiety. Anxiety refers to the anticipation of a future concern and is associated with muscle tension and avoidance behavior.

Types of Anxiety disorders

-Generalized anxiety disorder -Panic Disorder -Phobias -Agoraphobia -Social Anxiety Disorder -Separation Anxiety Disorder

Side effects

All anxiety issues share some common effects like: -Frenzy, fear, and uneasiness -Rest issues -Not having the capacity to remain quiet and still -Cold, sweat-soaked, numb or shivering hands or feet -Shortness of breath -Heart palpitations -Dry mouth -Sickness -Tense muscles

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Symptoms

-Feeling fretful -Exhaustion -Experiencing issues concentrating -Trouble managing stress -Having rest issues -Heart palpitations -Quickened pulse -Perspiring -Trembling or shaking -shortness of breath -stifling

Causes

The causes of anxiety disorders are currently unknown but likely involve a combination of factors including genetic, environmental, psychological and developmental. Anxiety disorders can run in families, suggesting that a combination of genes and environmental stresses can produce the disorders.

Diagnosis & Treatments

The first step is to see your doctor to make sure there is no physical problem causing the symptoms. If an anxiety disorder is diagnosed, a mental health professional can work with you on the best treatment. Although each anxiety disorder has unique characteristics, most respond well to two types of treatment: psychotherapy, or “talk therapy,” and medications. These treatments can be given alone or in combination. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), a type of talk therapy, can help a person learn a different way of thinking, reacting and behaving to help feel less anxious. Medications will not cure anxiety disorders, but can give significant relief from symptoms.

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