Examples of Anxiety Disorders

Examples of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is one controlling Drag.

Of course anxiety, like stress and fear, will always play a necessary role in our lives. Yes, at best she is our natural alarm system, designed to go off when danger is around and alert us when things aren't right. But too often, anxiety becomes an uninvited inconvenience, making a nuisance of herself, following us around, whispering in our ear lies and half truths and dictating the choices we make about how we live our lives. 

And when she gets out of control - we really see her ugly side. Her nasty side is called an Anxiety Disorder, living with one of these often means living consumed with fear stress and anxious feelings.

Examples of Anxiety Disorders:

  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Social Anxiety disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder (anxiety attacks)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Because anxiety  is a slippery character, Anxiety Disorders are too. 

Characterised as groups of related conditions, rather than a single disorder anxiety disorders  can look and feel very different for each of us.

For example, One person may suffer intense anxiety attacks that strike without warning, while another gets panicky at the very thought of mingling at a party. Someone else may struggle with a disabling fear of driving, or uncontrollable and intrusive thoughts. Yet another may live in a constant state of tension, worrying about anything and everything.

Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but general symptoms include: 

Physical symptoms

  • Racing heartbeat  
  • Shortness of breath  
  •  Nausea
  •  Chest tightness 
  •  Dry mouth
  •  Pins and needles
  •  Butterflies in stomach   
  • Sweating

Emotional symptoms

  • Inner tension    
  • Agitation  
  •  Tremor
  • Fear of losing control
  • Irritability 
  • Feelings of detachment
  • Dread that something catastrophic is going to happen

You might ask; do I have anxiety? The answer is probably Yes- to certain extent we all do so you might wonder do I have an anxiety disorder? Well don't wonder too long because anxiety disorders are painful houseguests to live with. 

However remember, many people find relief from anxiety disorders, they find ways to best manage the experience, they can live their lives for themselves and become free of her ugly side-effects. The first step is to recognise and accept an anxiety disorder when it's present in your life.

Take a quiz, (be aware it's not a formal diagnosis but it may give you a strong indication if anxiety has too much control over your life and if the answer is yes, then the time has come to start dealing with her). 


The intense discomfort of an anxiety disorder is often played out in the mind and physically in the body of the individual suffering, the symptoms are connected to our ancient fight or flight response which takes over the body at times of perceived threat and gets it ready to fight someone or run away! The problem is often the threat is in our head.

From the outside anxiety may not appear too bad, while on the inside the turmoil can feel excessive. Those who have never been in the grips of an anxiety disorder can find it hard to understand. This makes the whole experience harder, those suffering can feel isolated, vulnerable and confused and this means... the anxiety can become worse.

Some brave Vloggers have recorded their personal moments of anxiety disorder to better explain their experience.

Examples of Anxiety Disorders



These examples of anxiety disorders will, hopefully help you better understand what a friend or family member may be going through.

If you personally still feel confused about anxiety disorders and wonder if you are suffering yourself; Don't suffer alone. Reach out for help; speak to a friend, trusted family member or colleague, a health care provider or Doctor. You are not alone. Talk with others who live with anxiety disorders in forums and blogs and share your own experiences.

Search the related articles for more information, tips and techniques for showing Anxiety who is boss.


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