Sunday, October 4, 2009

Treatment of anxiety disorders

Between 20 and 30 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders in which people are plagued by persistent feelings of threat and anxiety about the problems of everyday life, marked fatigue, backache, headache, feelings of unreality, feeling of weakness in the legs, and the fear of losing control. Generalized anxiety disorder can last more than six months and usually excessive concern for two or more personal problems. Three main types of anxiety disorders are phobias, panic attacks and posttraumatic stress disorders.

A phobia is a fear deep and persistent fear of a specific object, activity, or situation, and avoid the results in a compelling desire to establish the cause of stress. Experts estimate that one in eight adult Americans suffer from phobias. Phobias are also considered to be more common in women than in men. Phobias, for example, fear of spiders, fear of flying and fear of heights, be effectively treated with behavior therapy. Social phobia (fear that the interactions associated with others), such as fear of public speaking, fear of inadequate sexual performance, and the fear of drinking in public places that require extensive processing.

Panic attacks A panic attack is a sudden onset of disabling terrorism. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, dizziness, sweating, trembling, choking, trembling and palpitations. A May victims feel panic attack or suffered a heart attack. Panic attacks can not be obvious link to environmental stimuli, or may be learned responses to environmental stimuli. The researchers believe that panic attacks in some physiological and biochemical changes caused by an imbalance in the brain and the cause is always in search of mechanisms that produce such attacks.

Traumatic stress disorder posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) suffer from some victims of serious injuries, such as rape, violence, war, or plane crash. PTSD manifests itself in terrifying flashbacks of trauma victims.

If properly diagnosed, anxiety disorders can be treated, usually with a combination of methods. Since imitation undiagnosed diabetes, heart disease, endocrine disorders and anxiety disorders, doctors recommend a thorough medical examination to rule out physical causes. If it is determined that the cause is natural, treatment usually consists of psychotherapy in combination with drugs.

After a while, people who suffer from anxiety to depression due to a vicious circle in which a person feels powerless or trapped. Sometimes it feels that the only way out is death.

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