MENTAL ILLNESSES

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is the body’s physical response to a real or perceived threat. It results in physical symptoms such as a racing heart, shallow breathing, stomach butterflies, a surge of energy, and mental reactions like exaggerated anxieties, fears, or obsessive thoughts. Everybody occasionally experiences anxiety. By supplying us with the strength and alertness to flee, anxiety aids in avoiding danger. However, some people’s anxiety symptoms never go away. They may see circumstances as significantly worse than they are, and their worry interferes with their ability to focus, sleep, and perform daily duties. Anxiety disorders may be the root cause of these emotions, and suffering from anxiety disorders may lead to emotional imbalances. If you frequently feel terrified, anxious, or tense, or if you constantly worry that something horrible will happen, you may have an anxiety disorder. Breathing difficulties, racing heartbeats, and shaky hands are typical physical signs. Generalised anxiety disorder, social phobia or anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and claustrophobia are the most prevalent forms of anxiety disorders. Particular phobias are irrational phobias that only apply to a single circumstance, such as a fear of people, locations, animals, or insects. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) causes unwanted thoughts and impulses; it causes repetitive, habitual activities to cope with worry. Claustrophobia is a specific dread of enclosed or confined environments. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is when emotions of fear or avoiding people or events do not go away after experiencing a traumatic life event.