Symptoms And Treatments For Anxiety Disorders

Life experience and stress (work load on shoulders) are the main factors that can lead to anxiety disorders. Other health conditions associated with this condition are heart diseases, menopause, hyperthyroidism.

It is a mental/emotional condition where person panics and feel anxious/uneasy most of the time. Panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are the various types of anxiety disorders.

Life experience and stress (work load on shoulders) are the main factors that can lead to anxiety disorders. Other health conditions associated with this condition are heart diseases, menopause, hyperthyroidism, and gastro esophageal referral disease (GERD).

Symptoms:

Common signs and symptoms of patient suffering from anxiety disorder are feeling panic, fever, uneasy, nightmares, shortness of breath, cold or sweaty hands and/or feet, sleeping problem, dizziness, and nausea, numbness in hands and/or feet, palpitations, dry mouth, and repeated flashbacks of traumatic experiences.

Treatments:

It's next to impossible to treat patient suffering from anxiety disorders, but there are medications that can help to keep it under control. Antidepressants are developed to treat depressions and hence can treat anxiety disorder such as SSRIs. Its main function is to help brain cells to communicate to each other. Some of the SSRIs used to cure panic disorder, social phobia, OCD, PTSD, or depression are fluoxetine, sertraline, escitalopram, paroxetine, and citalopram.

Tricyclics such as imipramine are prescribed to treat panic disorder. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and isocarboxazid are useful medications used to cure social phobia and panic disorders. Anti-anxiety drugs such as clonazepam, lorazepam, alprazolam, buspirone, are the possible medications that a doctor will prescribe to the patient to treat anxiety disorder.

Psychotherapy includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or behavioral therapy that requires 12 months which is effective to treat with social phobia. It also consists of taking training from mental health professionals such as psychiatrist, psychologists, or counselor to deal with anxiety disorder.

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