Information about Anxiety Disorders for residents of West Palm Beach FL anxiety disorders, treatments and therapies.
Anxiety disorders are blanket terms covering several different forms of abnormal and pathological fear and anxiety which only came under the aegis of psychiatry at the very end of the 19th century. Gelder, Mayou & Geddes (2005) explains that anxiety disorders are classified in two groups: continuous symptoms and episodic symptoms. Current psychiatric diagnostic criteria recognize a wide variety of anxiety disorders. Recent surveys have found that as many as 18% of Americans may be affected by one or more of them.
Lots of people who deal with stress and anxiety think that the issue will fix itself and will not require any follow up. Treating an anxiety attack is of utmost importance to minimize any development of mental problems which might be detrimental to the individual’s wellness, both psychologically and physically.
Treating a stress and anxiety attack will depend on the intensity or the seriousness of the case. Mild cases of stress and anxiety may require simply some self assistance or self awareness for the individual to control or handle it, or to entirely eliminate it.
The term anxiety covers four aspects of experiences an individual may have: mental apprehension, physical tension, physical symptoms and dissociative anxiety (symptoms associated with hyperventilation). Anxiety disorder is divided into generalized anxiety, phobic, and panic disorders; each has its own characteristics and symptoms and they require different treatment (Gelder et al. 2005). The emotions present in anxiety disorders range from simple nervousness to bouts of terror (Barker 2003).
Standardized screening clinical questionnaires such as Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale can be used to detect anxiety symptoms, and suggest the need for a formal diagnostic assessment of anxiety disorder.
Anxiety Treatment West Palm Beach FL
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Types of Anxiety Disorders
- Acute Stress Disorder
- Agoraphobia (without a history of Panic Disorder)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder [GAD]
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder [OCD]
- Panic Disorder (with or without Agoraphobia)
- Phobias (including Social Phobia)
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]