There are several types of anxiety disorders including panic disorder,social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision.Anxiety disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person's ability to lead a normal life.
An anxiety disorder is a serious mental illness. For people with anxiety disorders, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming, and can be crippling.
Everybody worries or gets the odd case of butterflies in the stomach. But are you missing out on opportunities and happiness because of fears and worries? Is anxiety interfering with your life? While moderate anxiety can be limiting, severe anxiety can be crippling. Anxiety currently afflicts more than 20 million Americans, making it the most common mental illness in the US. Anxiety disorder has become the number one mental illness in North America. Find out if you're too anxious with an anxiety test. It will determine whether you should consider seeking help, and to what degree.
What is Depression? Depression is much more than simple unhappiness. Clinical depression, sometimes called major depression, is a complex mood disorder caused by various factors, including genetic predisposition, personality, stress and brain chemistry. While it can suddenly go into remission, depression is not something that people can “get over” by their own effort.
Many times, self-report questionnaires can be found on-line. While it is fine (and even a good idea) to use such on-line tests to keep track of your depression, avoid the temptation to use the results from these instruments to diagnose yourself solely on the basis of your score. Accurate diagnosis can only come from a mental health professional after careful review of all results from a full diagnostic work-up.
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