You Are Not Alone
Although occasional feelings of nervousness and fear are normal aspects of every person’s life, Anxiety Disorders go beyond these occasional experiences. People with Anxiety Disorders instead carry these feelings into their everyday life, disrupting behavior, relationships, sleep patterns, and appetite. There are several categories of Anxiety Disorders which include: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety can be a reaction to several stressors, and recognizing the specific trigger can be helpful in psychotherapy treatments. Some of the factors leading to Anxiety Disorders can include family or relationship issues, problems at work, life transitions, medical issues, or loss of a loved one. Experiencing trauma, especially as a child, can increase vulnerability to anxiety reactions. A predisposition to anxiety can also be inherited.