Anxiety Disorders

When daily functioning is significantly impacted by excessive, uncontrollable worry or fear. While it is expected to feel some anxious feelings in stressful situations, anxiety disorders typically interfere with different aspects of life, ranging from work, school, relationships, and overall health and well-being.

The different types of anxiety disorders range from:

Generalized Anxiety (GAD): Characterized by excessive worry or fear even when there is little to no reason for concern

Panic Disorder: Sudden and reoccurring episodes of intense fear or panic with physical symptoms ranging from racing heart rate, chest pain, dizziness, nausea, and/or breathlessness

Social Anxiety (Social Phobia): Intense fear of social situations and interactions

Specific Phobias: irrational fears of specific objects or situations

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): reoccurring, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): develops after experiencing trauma and is characterized by intrusive memories, flashbacks, nightmares, and hypervigilance, resulting in avoiding reminders of the trauma