Let’s familiarize ourselves with the major types of anxiety disorders that require therapy programs provided by mental healthcare institutions like Teen Anxiety.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
This is an anxiety condition that is characterized by chronic anxiety, tension, and exaggerated worry, even when there is little to nothing to provoke it.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
This anxiety disorder is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts, and repetitive behaviors. Repetitive actions, such as counting, checking, or handwashing are often practiced with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. They, however, provide only temporary relief and not being able to perform them only increases anxiety.
It’s best to see a professional to get a recommendation for quality anxiety programs.
- Panic Disorder
This disorder is characterized by repeated and unexpected episodes of heightened fear accompanied by physical symptoms that include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, or abdominal distress and dizziness.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
This type of anxiety disorder can develop after exposure to a terrifying event in which grave physical harm occurred or a victim’s life was put at risk.
- Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)
This type of anxiety disorder is common among teens, characterized by overwhelming fear and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social settings.