Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD
This is the most well-known among the anxiety disorders. In this condition, previous trauma like loss or violence in the past, brings about the anxiety disorder. Acute stress disorder and adjustment disorder are both variants of PTSD
This involves going through spontaneous and out-of-the-blue panic symptoms along with the debilitating worry of having another one in the future.
Other specific anxiety disorders are separation anxiety, agoraphobia, selective mutism, or substance-induced disorders.
Possible Physical Symptoms
Besides knowing how to delineate anxiety and anxiety disorder, there are physical symptoms also.
Anxiety disorders come with chronic life stress because these stressors, regardless of how irrational, still make our body go through the same process as rational stress.
Stressors stimulate the stress hormone system and the cardiovascular system because of the fear and anxiety, this then turns anxiety disorders into a cause of constant increased activity.
Anxiety symptoms to watch out for include:
- rapid breathing
- increased heart rate
- gastrointestinal issues