Anxiety is a normal part of our life. Anyone can feel a little anxious before his/her wedding, final exam or before and during an interview. But when Anxiety is not little or temporary it can lead to ANXIETY DISORDER.
For example: when an anxiety does not fade away and increases over time.
Anxiety can disturb your daily routine like job performances, studies, personal relationships etc.
Type of Anxiety:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Some genetic and environmental factors are risk factors for anxiety disorder such as:
- Indifferent nature from childhood
- Shyness during childhood
- Being female
- Having less economic resources
- Being divorced or widowed
- Exposure to stress
- Parental history of mental disorders
- Elevated cortisol levels in the saliva
Treatment and Therapies:
Anxiety disorders are generally treated with psychotherapy, medication or both
Psychotherapy is also known as ‘talk therapy’. It can help people with anxiety disorders. A typical ”side effect” of psychotherapy is temporary discomfort.
Behavioural therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps people with anxiety disorders. It changes the way persons thinks, behaves and reacts to a stressful, fearful situations.
Medications do not cure anxiety disorder but give relief to some symptoms. Medications can only be prescribed by a qualified doctor. Common medications include:
- Anti-Anxiety Medications
- Beta- Blockers