Understanding AnxietyFeeling anxious is an emotion that most people experience from time to time. In someone suffering from an anxiety disorder, the feeling of anxiousness is so overwhelming that it can interfere with their ability to lead a happy life. There are several types of anxiety disorders:
- Panic Disorder - People with this condition have feelings of terror that appear suddenly and repeatedly with no warning.
- Social Anxiety Disorder - Also called social phobia, this involves an overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about everyday social situations.
- Specific Phobias - These are intense fears about a specific object or situation, such as a fear of heights or enclosed spaces.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder - This is an excessive, unrealistic worry and constant tension, even if there is nothing to provoke anxiety.