Anxiety disorders are a common mental health concern; they are a group of related disorders that present differently in each individual. However, these disorders have one thing in common: persistent, excessive fear or worry in situations that are not threatening.
When a person is anxious, the amygdala (a part of the brain involved with experiencing emotions) and the limbic system (a part of the brain involved in our behavioural and emotional responses, especially those needed for survival: feeding, reproduction etc.) are overly active.
Risk factors of Anxiety include:
Like other brain health disorders, anxiety does not discriminate. It affects people of all ages and all walks of life. It does not affect ‘weak people,’ nor is it a sign of weakness. Many people avoid outside treatment and support because of this unreasonable stigma, and this perception needs to change.
There are many types of anxiety disorders, including: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobias
Symptoms of anxiety are persistent and usually require treatment to subside.
Stress is unavoidable; anxiety treatments can help people cope with stressful situations more effectively.
Each anxiety disorder has its own set of symptoms. Therefore, each anxiety disorder also has its own treatment plan. But there are common types of treatment that are used.
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