Top 14 Destructive Anxiety Disorders and Symptoms

This is a list of what’s considered the major anxiety disorders and their symptoms that affect millions around the world everyday:

Image result for Anxiety Disorders and Symptoms1. Anxiety Attacks: This person has a sudden feeling like they’re about to pass out, go crazy, die, or lose control. This type of disorder is called PD (Panic Disorder).

2. Compulsions: This type of person has the urge to perform certain rituals, such as counting things, washing repeatedly, praying, arranging things in a particular way, or repeating words silently. This type of disorder is called OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

3. Concerns About Your Appearance: This type of person feels convinced that there’s something abnormal or grotesque about their appearance, even though nobody else can see the defect. This type of disorder is called BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder).

4. Obsession: This type of person has upsetting thoughts that they can’t get rid of, such as fear of losing control and harming others, confessing to a crime they didn’t commit, or being contaminated by dirt or germs. This type of disorder is called OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

5. Chronic Worrying: This type of person constantly worries about their work, family, health, school, or finances. This type of disorder is called GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder).

6. Performance Anxiety: Performing or competing in front of an audience would make this type of person anxious or nervous. This type of disorder is considered a form of SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder).

7. Test Anxiety: This type of person gets nervous and will freeze-up whenever they have to take a test. This type of disorder is considered a form of SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder).

8. Agoraphobia: This type of person is afraid something terrible might happen if they’re away from home alone. This type of disorder is called (Agoraphobia).

9. Public Speaking Anxiety: Giving a talk in front of a group of people would make them feel anxious. This type of disorder is considered a form of SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder).

10. Fears and Phobias: This type of person has an intense fear of something specific, such as flying, driving, spiders, blood, heights, or getting trapped in small places. This type of disorder is called (Specific Phobia).

11. Health Concerns: This type of person often worry that they have a serious medical problem or disease, even though the doctor always reassures them that everything is fine. This type of disorder is called (Hypochondrias).

12. Shyness: This type of person often feels nervous or self-conscious around other people. This type of disorder is considered a form of SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder).

13. Shy Bladder Syndrome: This person feels anxious about having to use a public restroom. This type of disorder is considered a form of SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder).

14. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: This type of person is plagued by upsetting memories of a traumatic event, such as death, violence, rape, serious injury or torture.

This list of anxiety disorders and symptoms was created by a committee of psychiatrists who get together from time to time and vote on the latest version of the diagnostic criteria. So, please be reminded that labeling these disorders does not place a person 100% in a particular disorder category. Many doctors feel that labeling the types of disorder is a bit arbitrary and confusing. In any case, this is the criterion that’s used industry wide.

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