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In general, anxiety disorders are treated with medication, specific types of psychotherapy, or both. The principal medications used for anxiety disorders are antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, and beta-blockers. Medication does not necessarily cure anxiety disorders.
Moreover, some medications are effective only if they are taken regularly and symptoms may recur if the medication is stopped. Only an expert clinician can help you decide whether the medicine’s ability to help is worth the risk of a side effect.
- Medicines might not improve your symptoms.
- Each medicine may have side effects as well as potential benefits.
- Medicines may require lifestyle changes.
- Some medicines are costly, especially if taken over several years and even decades.
- Some drugs can’t be stopped abruptly but must be tapered off slowly under a doctor’s supervision.
Drugs can undoubtedly save lives, but our penchant for prescriptions can sometimes mean treating or masking symptoms—without fixing the root cause of the health issue. Of course, you should never start, change, or stop taking medications without first talking to your doctor.
What are Anxiety Disorders?
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life that everyone experiences at times. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an Anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. These feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. An Anxiety disorder is a serious mental illness. For people with anxiety disorders, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming, and can be crippling.
There are several recognized types of anxiety disorders, including:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The hallmark of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)—the broadest type of anxiety involves excessive, unrealistic worry and tension, even if there is little or nothing to provoke the anxiety. The distinction between an anxiety disorder and just having normal anxiety is whether your emotions are causing a lot of suffering and dysfunction.
- Panic Disorder: People with this condition have feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning. Other symptoms of a panic attack include sweating, chest pain, palpitations (unusually strong or irregular heartbeats), and a feeling of choking, which may make the person feel like he or she is having a heart attack or "going crazy."
- Social Anxiety Disorder Also called social phobia, social Anxiety disorder involves overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about everyday social situations. The worry often centers on a fear of being judged by others, or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment or lead to ridicule.
- Specific Phobias: A specific phobia is an intense fear of a specific object or situation, such as shakes, heights, or flying. The level of fear is usually inappropriate to the situation and may cause the person to avoid common, everyday situations.
Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but general symptoms include:
- Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness
- Problems sleeping
- Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- An inability to be still and calm
- Dry mouth
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Muscle tension
What Causes Anxiety Disorders?
The exact cause of anxiety disorders is unknown but as scientists continue their research on Anxiety disorders, it is becoming clear that many of these disorders are caused by a combination of factors, including changes in the brain and environmental stress.
Like other brain illnesses, Anxiety disorders may be caused by problems in the functioning of brain circuits that regulate fear and other emotions. Studies have shown that severe or long-lasting stress can change the way nerve cells within these circuits transmit information from one region of the brain to another. Other studies have shown that people with certain anxiety disorders have changes in certain brain structures that control memories linked with strong emotions.