order, (1) generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), (2) obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), (3) posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and (4) social anxiety disorder (SAD). The discussion will concentrate on the symptoms, causes, and effects of these anxiety disorders on people’s lives.
Anxiety is the concept used to explain a common feeling individuals experience when stressed or confronted with danger or threat. When individuals experience anxiety, they normally feel troubled, discomfited, and nervous. Anxiousness can be a consequence of life experiences, such as major accident, severe illness, job loss, death of a loved one, or relationship breakdown (Oei & Browne, 2006). Feeling anxious in these circumstances is fitting and normally people experience anxiety for only a specific period of time (Stein & Gorman, 2001). Due to the fact that feelings of anxiety are very widespread, it is crucial to become aware of the difference between anxiousness fitting to a condition and the symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorders are a group of illnesses typified by relentless feelings of intolerable anxiety, and severe tension and uneasiness. Individuals are prone to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder once their anxiety level becomes severe that it considerably affects their daily life and prevents them from doing what they want to accomplish (Mcnally, 2003). Anxiety disorders are the most widespread type of psychological disorder, and impinge on one in 20 individuals at any given time. They normally develop in early adulthood, but can begin in early life or later in life. Anxiety disorders usually become manifest unexpectedly, with no evident cause (Oei & Browne, 2006, 53). They are usually accompanied by extreme physical turmoil, such as tremors and breathlessness. Other signs can include shuddering, sweating, feelings of nausea, choking, dizziness, abdominal tension, feelings of imminent threat or feelings of losing control (Oei & Browne, 2006).