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Anxiety Disorders

Our anxiety disorders health hub offers important information and resources to help you understand and manage your condition.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders: A Brief Overview

Occasional anxiety is a natural aspect of life, and it’s common for individuals to fret about matters like health, finances, or family issues. However, anxiety disorders are characterized by more persistent and worsening anxiety that does not subside over time. The symptoms of these disorders can disrupt daily activities such as work, school, and relationships.

There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and phobia-related disorders.

Anxiety Disorders Essential Information

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is ongoing anxiety that isn’t related to a particular event or situation.

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A young businessman having a panic attack in an office. Panic disorder is a condition in which a person has sudden episodes of intense fear or anxiety. These episodes are known as panic attacks.

Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks

Panic disorder is a condition in which a person has episodes of intense fear or anxiety that occur suddenly, often without warning.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) causes unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions).

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Social Phobia

Social phobia, also called social anxiety disorder, is a fear of being judged by others during social situations.

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Hoarding disorder is classified by a person being unable to get rid of things, even things of no value.

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Talking to Your Doctor About Your Mental Health

Deciding to talk to your doctor about your mental health is the first step on your journey to feeling better.

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Mental Health Diagnosis: What’s Next?

Receiving a diagnosis of a mental health condition can be overwhelming. It’s important to take the diagnosis seriously and take action.

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A man standing in the dark with his hands against the wall. If you are depressed or contemplating suicide, there is help. Suicidal thoughts often are caused by a treatable health problem.

Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Mental illness affects people’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Most often, people have and show early signs of illness.

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Different Types of Mental Health Treatment

There are a variety of treatments available for mental health conditions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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Therapy and Counseling

Professional therapy and counseling can improve your mental wellness. Therapy can also help people who have a mental health disorder.

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Nutrition and Mental Health

New research finds that your food choices may also affect your mood and mental health. This is sometimes called the “food-mood connection.”

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Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Talking about mental illness can be hard. The stigma that surrounds mental health and mental illness can prevent people from getting the support and help they need.

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Mental Health: Keeping Your Emotional Health

Being emotionally healthy doesn’t mean you’re happy all the time. It means you’re aware of your emotions.

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