Anxiety And Anxiety Of Anxiety Disorders Essay

1857 Words May 20th, 2015 8 Pages
“Panic attacks and anxiety attacks are not real, people only fake them to get attention from others. They just fake an asthma attack and say they are having a panic attack”. No, Panic disorders, Generalized Anxiety disorder, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, Post-Traumatic stress disorder, and Specific Phobias are not fake; they are terrible mental DISORDERS that millions of people encounter everyday.
It is more common than you think for people to say that a panic attack or anxiety attack are just those certain people wanting attention. But what I want to know is how someone could find any entertainment in that. Panic attacks and anxiety attacks barely scratch the surface of anxiety disorders. There are so many, that I am only going to explain a few so that everyone knows that anxiety disorders are a serious topic that is hard to handle on a day to day basis.
First, you need to know that anxiety disorders affect 40 million Americans in a one-year time period. They cause fearfulness and uncertainty in anyone and everyone that suffers from them. If `you experience Anxiety disorders for 6 months you can be diagnosed and treated. Any longer than that and they might get worse without treatment. Anxiety disorders are accompanied by other mental and physical disorders. Such as alcoholism and substance abuse. There are effective treatments for most anxiety disorders, a few being; Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD), and Social anxiety.
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