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What is an Anxiety Disorder?

Home Addiction Treatment Videos What is an Anxiety Disorder?

Written by: Editorial Staff.

Dr. C2harles Sophy defines anxiety disorder as a psychiatric condition where the person experiences anxiety throughout their day, affecting everything from getting dressed to going to work.

How Is It Caused?

Dr. Sophy explains that there are many thoughts about the cause of anxiety disorders; research shows that it is caused by a part of the brain acting in overdrive.

What Treatment Options Are Available?

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 and Klonopin are common medications prescribed to treat anxiety. However, these have addictive properties. Anti-depressants can be used, all depending on the severity of the anxiety and situation of that patient.

How Anxiety Interferes With Normal Life?

General anxiety disorder can result in certain complications and can certainly disable a person from performing routine tasks normally. If not handled or managed properly, anxiety might end up in some complications. Thus, making it crucial to identify the cause of anxiety and address those issues.

One of the major interlinked complications that a person dealing with anxiety might face is the higher risk factor of depression. Anxiety and depression are co-related. There is a greater chance that anxiety might onset depression. Furthermore, anxiety makes it hard to concentrate and resultantly the efficiency, energy needed to perform the task is reduced.