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On the United We Care mental health platform, you can find licensed anxiety counselors and therapists who are specialized in assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing anxiety attacks and the symptoms of anxiety disorder.


What is Anxiety Disorder?

Do you feel nervous, worried, start sweating or get palpitations when thinking about that important presentation or delivering a speech on stage? In some cases, this might be caused by stage fright, which is perfectly normal. However, if these feelings persist for a long period of time, appears in a not-so-usual situation and begins to affect daily life, then you might have an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders can cause you to experience anxiety attacks. An anxiety attack is a mental health condition that arises due to fear, worry and anxiety. It is a sudden condition that may occur due to the apprehension and worry of some future event.


Types of Anxiety Disorder

There are 5 types of anxiety disorder:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

GAD is characterized by excessive feelings of unrealistic worry or tension with little or no reason, thus disturbing day-to-day activities. GAD often results in physical symptoms like insomnia, stomach upset, restlessness, and fatigue.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is characterized by repeated or unexpected panic attacks, combined with a fear of experiencing another episode. Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that come on quickly and reach their peak within minutes.

Hoarding Disorder

People with hoarding disorder unnecessarily save items that leads to clutter, which disrupts their ability to use their living or work spaces. It is really difficult for people with hoarding disorder to get rid of items or parting with possessions.

Social Anxiety Disorder

People with social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia) have an intense fear of social interactions. They typically fear social humiliation and worry about judgment from others.

Separation Anxiety Disorder

Separation anxiety is common in children, but adults experience it as well. People with this type of anxiety disorder have an extreme fear of separation from the people who are close to them in their life.

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

Different people experience different kinds of symptoms of anxiety disorder.

  • Having constant feelings of impending danger or doom.
  • Rapid breathing which does not go away easily.
  • Sweating, which might affect confidence or interfere with daily life.
  • Trembling
  • Constant feeling of nervousness or restlessness.
  • Feeling tired or weak.
  • Inability to sleep properly.
  • Difficulty in concentrating on anything else except the present matter of concern.
  • The tendency to avoid things that trigger anxiety.
  • Having gastrointestinal (GI) problems.
  • The inability to control reasons to worry.


Causes of Anxiety Disorder

The causes of anxiety cannot be pinpointed to an exact degree. The symptoms can be triggered by certain events that have happened in the past. Life experiences and trauma, at some point in time, could lead to the development of an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorder can also be the underlying cause of certain health and medical issues such as heart diseases, diabetes, thyroid, respiratory problems, alcohol withdrawal, chronic pain and certain rare tumors.


Effects of Anxiety Disorder

If not treated, anxiety not only affects functioning and productivity, but is also the root cause for many physical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and panic disorders.

Do I Have Anxiety? | Online Anxiety Screening Test

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Treatment for Anxiety Disorder

Medication, typically antidepressants, and therapy is used in combination to treat depressive disorder.


Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a type of counseling helps in understanding emotions, thoughts and feelings, and to manage them to reduce anxiety with the help of a trained mental health professional. A few psychotherapies in treating anxiety are,

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT helps in turning negative or panic-inducing thoughts into positive ones.

Exposure therapy

Exposure therapy is a way of gradually bringing you closer to something you fear and deal with it through exposure.

Interpersonal therapy

Interpersonal therapy focuses on developing communication and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Practitioners believe that many mental health issues stem from relational deficits or role conflicts.


Medication is used only to relieve symptoms of anxiety or anxiety attacks. These are helpful for people who have severe anxiety symptoms.

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Dealing with Anxiety | How to Calm Down When Anxious

Here are some tips to calm down when feeling anxious:

  • Breathe slowly
  • Go for a walk
  • Accept your anxious state
  • Listen to relaxing music
  • Draw or paint anything you wish
  • Avoid caffeine or alcohol

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