There are many types of anxiety. Here are five examples:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder — excessive, long-lasting anxiety and worry about nonspecific life events, objects, and situations.
- Panic Disorder — brief or sudden attacks of intense terror and apprehension that leads to confusion, dizziness, palpitations, nausea, difficulty breathing or even fear of insanity or death.
- Phobia — an irrational fear and avoidance of an object, place or situation that do not bother others.
- Social Anxiety Disorder — a fear of being negatively judged by others or a fear of public embarrassment for no good reason. If you suffer from this form of anxiety, you tend to avoid many public situations and interpersonal contact to the point that normal life is impossible.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) — thoughts or actions that are repetitive, distressing, and intrusive. OCD sufferers usually know that their obsessions or compulsions are unreasonable, but they engage in them anyway. Common examples are obsessive hand washing, obsessive counting, fear of germs, or constantly checking locks, stoves, or light switches. For more information about OCD, click here.
If anxiety becomes so constant and overwhelming for you that it is crippling your life, an Insights therapist can help.
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We encourage you to come in and talk with a professional Insights counselor. Your anxiety may not go away on its own; it may actually get worse over time if you don’t seek help. Call Insights Therapy today at 214.706.0508, click here to email us, or click here to schedule an appointment. Insights offers flexible scheduling with daytime, evening and weekend appointments.