The Classification of Anxiety Disorder
The Classification of Anxiety Disorder in DSm-IV and ICD-10 is broadly similar, but there are four important differences.
The Common Types of Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety or Panic Attacks
Anxiety or panic attacks are often caused by exaggerated and over-inflated concerns surrounding relationships and finances.
About thirty percent of people may experience one of these attacks at some point during their lives. Once an attack occurs, there is a good chance that there will be a recurrence. It is important to seek treatment if the attacks occur regularly.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder usually begins in social settings such as businesses, churches, or school functions. Patients may have feelings of distress that will eventually lead to the desire for isolation and eventually complete avoidance of all social contact.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Extreme distress over common life occurrences such as family, employment or other things is known as GAD. It becomes serious when the patient can no longer function in their life as a result of the feelings they experience as a result of GAD.
Agoraphobia is a serious condition, as it will undoubtedly bear a huge negative effect on the life of the patient and in most cases, their family and friends.
Phobias are fears. Some of the most common fears that people share are the fear of flight, height, water, spiders and fear of the dark. Somewhere in the neighborhood of one thousand phobias are diagnosable and treatable when addressed by a mental health professional.
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