Everyone faces the odd bout of anxiety from time to time, but a genuine anxiety disorder can be nothing less than crippling to a person’s everyday life. The difference being that while normal anxiety may accompany a somewhat unsettling or unpleasant event in life; those with an anxiety disorder may find themselves feeling wholly terrified of situations and scenarios that, for others, would be no cause for concern at all.
By speaking to a registered and highly experienced private anxiety disorders psychiatrist to help you deal with your anxiety, you will be able to rid of the disorder that may have robbed your freedom for such a long time. Those not afflicted by anxiety disorders simply cannot imagine the feeling of having your whole body being overwhelmed with fear or abject terror for largely no reason at all and without warning.
While many of the symptoms associated with anxiety disorders are both obvious and predictable, others have a tendency to go overlooked. By speaking to a registered and highly experienced private anxiety disorders psychiatrist to help you deal with your anxiety.
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder – Feelings of worry and fear that manifest without any real trigger and can be overwhelming, often going on many hours of the day. There may be worrying thoughts, physical symptoms of worry such as a fast heart beat or breathing, sweating, stomach butterflies, a knot in one’s chest or just feeling muscular tension and on edge.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Repetitive and distressing behaviours or thoughts are the key indicators of OCD. These thoughts or behaviours can be about hygiene, security, cleanliness, orderliness or just about anything.
- Panic Disorder – Panic attacks that come out of nowhere and have no real explanation, or indeed may occur in specific contexts. A panic attack can involve a rapid heartbeat, shallow fast breathing and often a deep sense of dread.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – When an individual suffers from chronic anxiety in the wake of a traumatic or distressing event/period in life. The individual may experience unwanted flashbacks about the event, wake with nightmares, avoid situations that remind them of the trauma and be generally hyper vigilant, always on edge.
- Phobias – these generally an irrational fear of something that is relatively harmless.