Anxiety Disorder ( Anxiety ) Essay

826 Words Jul 27th, 2015 4 Pages
Anxiety is a natural reaction to stress. It helps you cope with everyday things like studying for exams, going on dates or keeping calm during a speech. However it is when this feeling becomes an excessive, irrational dread of usual, everyday thing that it begins to have a crippling effect on someone’s life. Some people experience an anxiety disorder from an early age, however it can also be caused by a period of stress or upsetting situation, such as a job loss, a family illness or the death of a loved one. There are five major types of anxiety;
- Generalised anxiety disorder,
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder,
- Panic disorder,
- Post-traumatic stress disorder and
- Social phobia (social anxiety disorder).

People who experience generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) get extremely worried about things like health, money, family problems and plenty of other things even though there is little or no reason to. People with GAD often think the worst in everyday situations and they usually have low self-esteem. GAD can stop some people from completing everyday tasks because of their almost constant worry. People with GAD usually can not control their worries and recognise that they worry a lot more than they should. This can make them more on edge, making it harder for GAD sufferers to relax or concentrate. GAD can also have an effect on a person falling asleep or staying asleep.

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) sufferers encounter upsetting thoughts or obsessions…

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