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Anxiety: Types of Anxiety Disorders and Etiology of Anxiety


Types of Anxiety Disorders

Some anxiety disorders include

  • Panic Disorder: Characterized by panic attacks, sudden feelings of terror that strike repeatedly and without warning. Physical symptoms include chest pain, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal stress.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Persistent, frightening thoughts that occur after undergoing a traumatic event.
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Chronic or exaggerated worry and tension; usually anticipating disaster even though nothing seems to provoke it. Worrying is often accompanied by physical symptoms, like trembling, muscle tension, headache, and nausea.
  • Obsessive-Comp…

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Anxiety: Management and Treatment of Anxiety


Management and Treatment of Anxiety

Following techniques can be used for management of anxiety. Refer Therapeutic Approaches for details on the below mentioned therapies.

  • Group therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Hyperventilation control
  • Drugs
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Supportive patient therapist relation
  • Psychodynamic psychothera…

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