Anxiety Disorder Symptoms and Types

Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Anxiety Disorder symptoms, types

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At the sound of the alarm clock ringing, you begin to wake up, your eyes blinking rapidly to adjust to the blinding sunlight. You start the day with a yawn and a few stretches of your limbs.

As you slowly remove yourself from the comforts of your warm bed, the inner cogs of your mind begin to turn and supply you with thoughts to start up your day. And with a gasp, you then remember that in less than an hour, you will be taking your final exam.

You suddenly feel nauseous, your legs trembling at the picture in your mind. Your breakfast no longer tastes edible because your throat has gone dry. Suddenly, it is like your heart is about to break your rib cage apart with its uncontrollable thudding, and your breaths come out in short wheezes and pants.

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The real reason behind panic attacks is the alarm system in human beings that sends false alarm signals. This system was designed to send alerts whenever you are in danger and need more energy to survive. But in some occasions it sends false signals when there isn’t any real, significant threat, in situations like public speaking, attending an interview etc.

Fear is the main cause of panic attacks.

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This fear might be of

  • Losing something valuable
  • Unable to cope with the situation
  • Humiliation
  • Failure
  • Ill health/ death.

 Occurrence period of such panic attacks varies from 5 to 20 minutes. Normally these panic attacks may not fatal or life threatening but if they last for more than 20 minutes, immediate medical aid is must for recovery.

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