Anxiety is a symptom of many uncomfortable mental states collectively called ‘Anxiety Disorders’
- palpitation, fear, sweating, choking sensation, difficulty breathing, discomfort in the chest and abdomen, lasting a few seconds-minutes
- a panic attack may be bad enough to make you feel you are going to lose control or go crazy, or even die
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- unnecessary worry about day to day activities or events
- tired, irritable, difficulty concentrating
- specific phobias where there is irrational fear of an object or situation, e.g. heights
- social phobia
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- obsessions are recurrent intrusive ideas, thoughts or impulses that you can’t control or resist
- compulsions are actions you can’t control
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- severe stress caused by an extraordinary life event that you are unable to stop thinking about.
- medicines to control anxiety, because you may find it difficult to deal with even the basic things you need to do, like going to work, interacting with people or even simply sleeping and eating normally
- chronic uncontrolled anxiety can cause high blood pressure, gastric acidity and ulcers, etc.
- specific measures, e.g, treatment of OCD