Types of anxiety and symptoms
Problematic anxiety can be experienced in a number of ways. This is why there are specific types within the Anxiety Disorder classification. But just because there are different types of anxiety disorder doesn’t mean problematic anxiety has a number of different causes. The cause is the same – behavior. But some people struggle more in one area than in others.
Below are the most common types of anxiety disorder.
Panic Attack Disorder (PAD) – which is the same as Anxiety Attacks
Anxiety attacks, also referred to as panic attacks, are episodes of high intensity fear and anxiety. Panic attacks often occur suddenly and ‘out of the blue.’ Sometimes the cause of a panic attack is obvious, such as when you feel in immediate danger with no escape. But at other times, panic attacks can seem to occur without reason.
Panic attacks and their symptoms can last from just a few moments to hours. During the attack, most people feel an incredible amount of fear, trepidation, and foreboding, which is often accompanied by a strong urge to escape, a feeling that you are about to lose control, and for many, that they may even die.
The feelings, sensations, and symptoms that accompany a panic attack can be so strong that just the thought of having another one creates strong anxiety.
There is no question, panic attacks can be strong physiological, psychological, and emotional experiences, which is why many people fear them.