Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a growing problem in a world that seems increasingly high-pressure and fast-paced. Several different kinds of anxiety disorder are often treated at our psychiatric clinic in London.

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder

General, long lasting feelings of anxiety that aren’t associated with any particular trigger or issue in your life could be caused by GAD. It can make you feel restless, edgy, exhausted and tense, so seeking treatment can have a hue impact on your life.

Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are a dramatic and very physical response to anxiety. In addition to the growing feeling of panic, they often come with breathlessness, tightness in the chest and dizziness, which can make them very frightening and easy to confuse with a heart attack.

Social Anxiety

Social anxiety would often have been dismissed as shyness or introversion in the past, but it is a very real disorder that can have a significant impact on our personal and professional lives. Social anxiety disorder if characterised by a fear of social interaction and a feeling of being judged in social situations.

Phobias

Social anxiety can be considered a kind of phobia. Other phobias can cause anxiety too, usually in connection with a particular experience or situation. Recognising the problem can help, but you may need therapy at the psychiatric clinic in London if it’s something you can’t just avoid.

Other Causes of Anxiety

Sometimes patients who visit the psychiatric clinic in London to discuss their anxiety will turn out to have a physical illness such as an infection or thyroid problem, or symptoms triggered by their medication, caffeine or alcohol. In other cases, the anxiety may be linked to a personal or professional problem that needs to be addressed and tackled with stress-management techniques such as CBT or breathing exercises. We all feel anxious sometimes and we can often learn how to overcome our fears and worries.