Anxiety is a natural human emotion. Feeling anxiety once in a while when faced with a challenge at work, or before a test is completely normal. However, anxiety disorders completely disrupt a person’s life. They are constant and can be overwhelming, and sufferers need to find a course of treatment that works for their specific disorder. Some common anxiety disorders include:
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – People with this OCD have repeated and unwanted thoughts, ideas, feelings, behaviors, and obsessions that make them feel driven to perform certain rituals or do things a certain way.
- Panic Disorder – People with this condition have sudden feelings of terror and fear that occur with little to no warning. Physical symptoms include heart palpitations, trouble breathing, sweating, chest pain, and the feeling of having a heart attack.
- Phobias – Phobic people have a persistent and irrational fear of a specific object or situation. The level of fear is usually disproportionate to the situation, and often interferes with the person leading a normal life.