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2017-05-03

Common Types of Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is a common condition that affects approximately 40 million American adults, representing 18 percent of the population. For a variety of reasons, many live their entire lives with an anxiety disorder without ever getting effective treatment, or even receiving a diagnosis. These reasons can include lack of education on the clinical pathology of anxiety; decreased access to treatment resources, fear of stigma and more many more. Regardless of what factors may be getting in the way of you or your loved one overcoming anxiety, recovery always starts with awareness and education. There are several distinct types of anxiety disorder, and understanding these different conditions can help you or your loved one better understand your specific diagnosis and clinical needs:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Affecting nearly seven million American adults, GAD is primarily characterized by an inability to control worry to the point at which it impacts important areas of one’s life. People with GAD experience excessive anxiety and worry, often expecting the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern. They anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. GAD is diagnosed when a person finds it difficult to control worry on more days than not for at least six months and has three or more symptoms.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is diagnosed in people who experience spontaneous seemingly out-of-the-blue panic attacks and are preoccupied with the fear of a recurring attack. Panic attacks occur unexpectedly, sometimes even during sleep. Panic disorder affects approximately six million Americans per year and can have a devastating impact on health, career, relationships and quality of life.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is the most common type of anxiety-related conditions, affecting approximately 15 million American adults. They pose the greatest threat to the development of healthy social and romantic relationships. Symptoms may be so extreme that they disrupt daily life. People with social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, may have few or no social or romantic relationships, making them feel powerless, alone, or even ashamed.

These Are All Treatable Conditions

It’s important to realize that you’re not alone and you’re not doomed to a life of fear, panic and isolations. Anxiety treatment therapies have gotten more intuitive and sophisticated, and can help even the most severely impacted patients live the lives they deserve. Whether you need outpatient therapy or targeted, customized residential care for anxiety, you have options, you have a choice and you have a future that’s worth claiming.

2017-05-03

Common Types of Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is a common condition that affects approximately 40 million American adults, representing 18 percent of the population. For a variety of reasons, many live their entire lives with an anxiety disorder without ever getting effective treatment, or even receiving a diagnosis. These reasons can include lack of education on the clinical pathology of anxiety; decreased access to treatment resources, fear of stigma and more many more. Regardless of what factors may be getting in the way of you or your loved one overcoming anxiety, recovery always starts with awareness and education. There are several distinct types of anxiety disorder, and understanding these different conditions can help you or your loved one better understand your specific diagnosis and clinical needs:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Affecting nearly seven million American adults, GAD is primarily characterized by an inability to control worry to the point at which it impacts important areas of one’s life. People with GAD experience excessive anxiety and worry, often expecting the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern. They anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. GAD is diagnosed when a person finds it difficult to control worry on more days than not for at least six months and has three or more symptoms.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is diagnosed in people who experience spontaneous seemingly out-of-the-blue panic attacks and are preoccupied with the fear of a recurring attack. Panic attacks occur unexpectedly, sometimes even during sleep. Panic disorder affects approximately six million Americans per year and can have a devastating impact on health, career, relationships and quality of life.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is the most common type of anxiety-related conditions, affecting approximately 15 million American adults. They pose the greatest threat to the development of healthy social and romantic relationships. Symptoms may be so extreme that they disrupt daily life. People with social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, may have few or no social or romantic relationships, making them feel powerless, alone, or even ashamed.

These Are All Treatable Conditions

It’s important to realize that you’re not alone and you’re not doomed to a life of fear, panic and isolations. Anxiety treatment therapies have gotten more intuitive and sophisticated, and can help even the most severely impacted patients live the lives they deserve. Whether you need outpatient therapy or targeted, customized residential care for anxiety, you have options, you have a choice and you have a future that’s worth claiming.