There are several different types of anxiety disorder which are as follows:
- GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Specific Phobia
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Separation Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
People with generalised anxiety disorder display excessive anxiety or worry for months and face several anxiety related symptoms. People with panic disorder have recurrent unexpected panic attack, which are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling or shaking, sensations of shortness of breath, smothering, or choking and feeling of impending doom.
People with social anxiety disorder (sometimes called “social phobia”) have a marked fear of social or performance situations in which they expect to feel embarrassed, judged, rejected or fearful of offending others.
Anxiety disorders are generally treated with psychotherapy, medication, behaviour therapy and CBT etc.