What are the different types of anxiety?

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RaduMemete
November 12th, 2014 11:10pm
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorder and they splits in 7 parts: 1. Generalized anxiety disorder: is a long-lasting anxiety that is not focused on any one object or situation. 2. Phobias: when you fear something particular (fear of close space-claustrophobia, fear of flights-aviophobia) 3. Panic disorder: when a person suffers from panic attacks. 4. Agoraphobia: fear of being in a place or situation where escape is difficult or embarrassing for the person. 5. Social anxiety disorder: also known as shyness disorder where the person experience anxiety for public embarrassment. 6. Obsessive–compulsive disorder: characterized by repetitive obsessions ( intrusive thoughts or images) and compulsions (urges to perform specific acts or rituals): nail biting, hair pulling etc. 7. Post-traumatic stress disorder: post anxiety after a traumatic experience. Usually after war, rape, witnessing something traumatic.
Laura92
October 8th, 2014 2:18pm
There are actually quite a few types of anxiety disorder. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) involves feelings of excessive worry and tension, even when there is no clear cause or reason for the anxiety. Social Anxiety Disorder, or social phobia, is the onset of anxiety caused by everyday social situations. The worry can often centre on a fear of being judged or ridiculed by others, as well as the fear or acting in a 'wrong' way which will cause embarrassment. Panic Disorder concerns feelings of terror and panic which frequently result in panic attacks- a physical response which can include chest pain, sweating, and a general feeling of paralysing terror. There are also different types of phobias, which can be specific or generalised, and can get in the way of an individual's everyday activities.
Zora17
October 23rd, 2014 7:51pm
There is generalized anxiety disorder that can include a wide range of situations, phobias, OCD, social anxiety, and panic attacks. Each of these have their own different symptoms, but are connected by a sense of dread/fear that is anxiety.
Uniqueg
October 23rd, 2014 9:13pm
I think one of the biggest types of anxiety is social anxiety! Which can vary from anxiety of public speaking to not being able to be around many people in social settings.
kittykat
October 30th, 2014 9:01pm
It's impossible to definitively categorize every type of anxiety that exists. However, these are a main few types: Normal stress -- This means stress that is a normal response to environmental factors. You might be stressed about an upcoming deadline at work or tension at home. Stress can be a good motivator in healthy doses, but if your environment is causing stress to have a serious impact on your mental health, then it may be time to make some changes. General anxiety -- This is anxiety that does not exist in response to stressors, and is more free-floating. It also refers to disproportionate amounts of anxiety in response to stressors. If you're experiencing anxiety that interferes with your life and daily functioning, you should seek community support and talk to a mental health professional if possible. Anxiety attacks -- These are concentrated periods of intense anxiety. They generally last for longer than panic attacks, but their effects are less sharp. They're categorized by increased heart rate, difficulty breathing, and feelings of serious anxiety that make normal function either difficult or impossible. Panic attacks -- Panic attacks aren't normal, and even one should be evaluated by a medical professional. They generally last for less than ten minutes, and involve increased heart rate, shortness of breath, tightness of the chest, and severe feelings of panic. The panic can be increased by the fear of not being able to breathe. Panic attacks can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack, so it's imperative to have them evaluated by a doctor, particularly if you haven't had one before.
HonourableMention
November 2nd, 2014 9:16pm
Anxiety can be experienced over a lot of different things. There is social anxiety, which causes fear of talking to others, usually with the exception of family and good friends. The anxiety about talking to a stranger or an acquaintance stems from being afraid of how they might react to you negatively, publically embarass or judge you. There are also performance anxiety and test anxiety, which deal with fear of what might happen if one performs poorly. Some people experience anxiety in combination with sexuality or feel anxious about very specific things, like law enforcement officers, based on personal experiences.
JustineIsWater
November 3rd, 2014 6:41am
Social anxiety! Many people experience this type of anxiety, whether it be from going to a party and meeting new people, or public speaking.
Anonymous
November 7th, 2014 8:58pm
There are many different types of anxiety disorders—and many effective treatments and self-help strategies.
Erynn
December 19th, 2014 4:32am
There are many kinds of anxiety - you may benefit from researching more online. Some common types are: Panic Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorders, and Social Anxiety. People can have one, none, or multiple types of anxiety diagnosed by a psychiatrist. If you feel you may be suffering from anxiety, it may be helpful to speak with a medical or psychological professional.
Backroad
December 24th, 2014 6:27pm
. There are six major types of anxiety disorders, each with their own distinct symptom profile: generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder (anxiety attacks), phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
hopefulTree78
December 28th, 2014 5:44pm
Broadly, there are two types of anxiety, “Normal” Worry, and GAD, which is more severe and stands for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The latter is more serious.
Anonymous
January 2nd, 2015 12:49pm
There are many different types of anxiety, which include generalised anxiety (which is being over anxious about every day things such as whether or not you locked the door or if you've washed your hands enough) and social anxiety (which is being over anxious when around people you do or don't know)
SpiritWolfNYC
May 30th, 2015 9:16pm
Social anxiety, situatuon anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder. These are some of the main types and most common
natehkat
June 5th, 2015 1:46am
generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder (anxiety attacks), phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
cannoninvienna
August 17th, 2015 6:16am
There is General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder (panic attacks/anxiety attacks), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These all come with similar and different symptoms, so if you are questioning whether or not you may have any of them I would recommend that you discuss it with your doctor!
Anonymous
August 17th, 2015 8:30pm
there are various types. There are ocd, phobias, and social anxiety, even depression is considered one. Test anxiety is too
DragonHearted
November 2nd, 2015 11:37am
The two most common that I have come across are ';Generalised Anxiety, and social anxiety. GAD as it can be called is much like it sounds There is often no definable trigger for the anxiety and it can be debilitating in all areas. It is often characterized by sudden onset of symptoms as well as continuous uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Social anxiety is also true to it's name. People who suffer from it find social encounters and scenarios very uncomfortabe and the physical symptoms associated can be hard to bear.
Sudoki
December 22nd, 2015 7:58am
There are many, many forms of anxiety but I believe they are best broken down into inside and outside anxiety. Inside anxiety is personal feelings that make you anxious and being introspective. While outside anxiety is things like public speaking, talking to someone who makes you uncomfortable, and in general reactions to outside influences.
MajesticTurtle
January 5th, 2016 11:26pm
Social anxiety, I have anxiety and don't worry it will get better at some point, don't be so afraid that you would risk your future/education just to talk to someone
calmRose33
March 29th, 2016 2:03am
Generalised anxiety disorder, Social anxiety disorder obsessive-compulsive disorder panic disorder (anxiety attacks),
lovelypumpkin
April 16th, 2018 10:54pm
A few different types of anxiety are: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is most common.
Anonymous
July 2nd, 2018 1:36pm
GAD- general anxiety, happens thoughout the day regularly OCD- obsessions and compulsions, needing to do things a certain amount of times, and if you dont, some feel they may die (as an example) PTSD- flashbacks, triggers, blackouts, these can happen if, for example, you walk past a building you were mugged by, and you flashback to the trauma and relive it Panic disorder- moments of severe anxiety, shaking, you are terrified, sweating, many things, they can happen anywhere and anytime Social anxiety- anxiety, being very uncomfortable in social situations, fear of judgment, fear of public speaking, basically anxiety in most social situations I don't think I missed any, but I'm sorry if I did, have a good day! :)