Anxiety Disorders By: noah collings

Anxiety- The definition for anxiety is a term for severe disorders that cause fear, apprehension, and worrying

some physical or noticeable characteristics of this disorder are, restlessness, or feeling keyed up or on edge. Shortness of breath, sweaty palms, racing heart and muscle tension, trembling or feeling shaky- just to name a few

What are potential risk factors that may lead to this illness - “causes” of the disorder? Anxiety disorders can run in families, much like diabetes or allergies. They may come from a complete set of risk factors, including brain chemistry and personality

Are there certain “types” of people who are prone to this illness and if so, why? Some people seem more sensitive to worries and anxieties while others are more robust. It could be personality type but may people agree that certain characteristics are linked to anxiety related problems. Anxiety could just run in your family, can also be linked with stressful life events

What are prevention suggestions and strategies pertaining to this disorder? there is no way to determine what causes someone to develop anxiety disorders but there ways to help prevent it. You could get help early because like other disorders and can be harder to treat the longer you wait. You can manage your time and energy efficiently. You can avoid drugs and alcohol

What are the common warning signs/symptoms that may lead you to believe someone may be suffering? Over thinking, excessive worrying or panicking, avoidance of stressful situations

How is this illness specifically treated (medication name, symptoms treated, etc.)? Is it curable? How? There are multiple treatments for different people depending on what all they have, saying that it's more complicated for people who have multiple illnesses like depression or have suffered from substance abuse. Some treatments are therapy, medication or TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)

What is the science behind this illness? What does the research say about the physiology or the psychology of this disorder - what’s going on inside the body to cause this? The science behind anxiety has to do with brain chemistry, most people don’t know it can affect their mood and mental health. A person with an over anxious brain are more susceptible to stress


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