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Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorder is a condition in which real or imaginary fears are difficult to control. Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health problem among children and teens.(Chapter 5)

SymptomsFeelings of panic, fear, and uneasinessProblem sleepingCold or sweaty hands or feetShortness of breathHeart palpitationsAn inability to be still and calmDry mouthNumbness or tingling in the hands or feet

Types of in anxiety disorder include:PhobiasPanic disorderObsessive-compulsive disorderPost-traumatic stress disorderGeneralized anxiety disorder (GAD)

Sources:Health textbook access.mov http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml?rf=32471 WebMD › mental-health-anxiety-disorders

Physical signs and symptoms may include:FatigueIrritabilityMuscle tension or muscle achesTrembling, feeling twitchyBeing easily startledTrouble sleepingSweatingNausea, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndromeHeadaches

Your anxiety, worry or physical symptoms can cause you significant distress socially, in work or other areas of your life. Worries can shift from one concern to another and may change with time and age.

Your worries are unlikely to simply go away on their own, and they may actually get worse over time. Try to seek professional help before your anxiety becomes severe

Contact Your Doctor

Personality. A person whose temperament is timid or negative or who avoids anything dangerous may be more prone to generalized anxiety disorder than others are.Genetics. Generalized anxiety disorder may run in families.Being female. Women are diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder somewhat more often than men are.

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