Discussion of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a disorder characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated or excessive worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it.
Discussion of Social Anxiety Disorder. Social Anxiety Disorder is a fear of being embarrassed, humiliated or judged in social situations. Because of this fear, the person with Social Anxiety Disorder often experiences the physical symptoms of anxiety and thus tends to avoid or limit social interaction.
Discussion of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. Panic attacks are sudden episodes of overwhelming anxiety or fear. Agoraphobia occurs when the person is anxious about being in a place or situation where they might have a panic attack and be unable to escape
6 Apr, 4:25pm
Discussion of Phobias. A phobia is a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object (spiders, snakes, etc) or situation (crowds, open spaces, etc). Accompanying this fear is a strong desire to avoid the object or situation.
Discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder that often develops after exposure to a life-impacting event in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent assaults (ie; rape), natural disasters, accidents, spousal or childhood abuse, the death of a pet/friend/relative or military combat.
8 Apr, 4:58am
Discussion of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a disorder characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as hand washing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called "rituals," however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety.
6 Apr, 8:23am
Discussion of Hypochondria also known as "health anxiety". Hypochondria is a belief that real or imagined physical symptoms are signs of a serious illness, despite medical reassurance and other evidence to the contrary. Such a person may repeatedly look up symptoms on the internet and become convinced that they have at least some (or all) of them ("Cyberchondria").
31 May, 9:40pm
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