Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry. From the evolutionary point of view, anxiety has served as a useful emotional tool to help us take action in the face of an immediate threat in our environment.

Types and Symptoms

It is important to understand the role that Anxiety plays in our emotional life. Pathological Anxiety is experienced as a constant sense of tension, fear and worry in the absence of a specific trigger.

Some of the critical conditions included in this category are: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Substance/Medication Induced Anxiety Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder.

Treatment

The core of the treatment is Psychotherapy. Antidepressants and even most stabilizers are effective. Benzodiazepines are prescribed in short cycles (3-6 months) as chronic prescriptions can complicate Anxiety symptoms.