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What is an Anxiety Disorder?

Dr. Charles Sophy, defines an anxiety disorder as a psychiatric condition where the person expereinces anxiety throughout their day; affecting everything from getting dressed to going to work etc. Dr. Sophy explains that there are many thoughts as to the cause of anxiety disorders; research shows that it is caused by a part of the brain acting in overdrive.

Dr. Sophy describes how there are a variety of different treatment methods for anxiety such as medication, behavior therapy and group therapy amongst others. Treatment is tailored to the specific person. Valium, Adavan and Klonopin are common medications prescribed to treat anxiety. However these have addictive properties. Anti-depressants can be used used, all depending on the severity of the anxiety and situation of that patient.


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