Anxiety and phobias

Most people experience feelings of anxiety before an important event such as a big exam, business presentation or first date. Anxiety disorders, however, are illnesses that cause people to feel frightened, distressed and uneasy for no apparent reason. Left untreated, these disorders can dramatically reduce productivity and significantly diminish an individual's quality of life.

Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders, and fall into three categories. Specific (simple) phobias are the most common and focus on specific objects. Social phobia causes extreme anxiety in social or public situations. And agoraphobia, which is the fear of being alone in public places from which there is no easy escape.

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Mental reorganization

Sulaiman
  • By Sulaiman · New reply April 15, 2014
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  • I will give here a brief veiw of personal experience of my 5 year of panic disorder . i approve the strange madness give me horrible torture . however there are some good aspect of this too . my fear ...

Learning to be social

Kena
  • By Kena · New reply February 21, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I am nearly 30 years old, and am finding myself in what I hope is not an individual problem. I have been diagnosed with major depression and social anxiety, bordering on a phobia. I am on medication ...

Thoughts of Suicide

ALH2013
  • By ALH2013 · New reply January 5, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • There are times each day that I feel the kind of loneliness and panic that has been a hallmark of each day. How so? I go to shop and I get road rage in the store. I silently disdain people for rude behavior ...

Anxiety

Lydiadeetz
  • By Lydiadeetz · New reply October 26, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I get anxiety in big crowds and when there lots of people and I also get anxiety talking on phone and today I freaked out because someone in a van slows right down at my window and looked in and was sitting ...

Is this an anxiety disorder?

theogeek
  • By theogeek · New reply October 25, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I'm not sure if I am posting this in the proper place. I feel very anxious about all sorts of things. My dogs are crated when I go to work and I worry that something might happen to them while I'm gone ...

OCD

susannahfigaro
  • By susannahfigaro · New reply September 6, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • I have a son with OCD. He is 28 years old and still lives with us. He is increasingly making our home life miserable with his phobias and demands. Just today, our 21 year old daughter bought some groceries ...

Help!!!

ALH2013
  • By ALH2013 · New reply September 3, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • As many have realized, I am paralyzed by anxiety. For one I am using a friends PC in lieu of getting a new laptop. I am stressed because no laptop means it will be hard to do my event. Not only that but ...

Mental Health

blondiebabeo
  • By blondiebabeo · New reply July 21, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Mental Health has been taken too lightly in the medical profession. When they accept it for how serious it actually is. The proper help will be acknowledged ...

anxiety

nospeednolife
  • By nospeednolife · New reply July 10, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • I getting bad anxiety I moved to country side I thought it better than busy city I get very anxious where I used to live and it so peaceful and quiet in countryside where I live now but I haven't made ...

shaky

dareyou2move
  • By dareyou2move · New reply July 1, 2013
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  • I feel like im shaking all over! and then I look and im not shaking at all ? could this be from generalized anxiety? im freaken out! whats wrong ...

Need some major help

dareyou2move
  • By dareyou2move · New reply June 29, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • Hi everyone my name is Tiffany and I hope you guys can point me into the correct direction - I will try to make this short. I was an extremely healthy 26 year old. I got happily pregnant. But went through ...

Help with anxiety

Venedd
  • By Venedd · New reply June 22, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • I think that I have some sort of anxiety problem. I go to see my doctor on Thursday and want to ensure that I get something done. The reason I say this usually I don't seem to get any relief going to ...

Klonopin

chleo (Inactive)
  • By chleo (Inactive) · New reply June 22, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • My psychiatrist has put me on klonopin and Buspar for anxiety. Right now I am going through a really hard time because soon I won't have a home and I'm not working and all I am getting is my SSD-I. That ...

Very frustrated

santo9345
  • By santo9345 · New reply June 21, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Hello my name is Joselito Lopez I am 42 years old and I have a very frustrating situation going on, I started in August 2012 I was working at the Microsoft store and ended up getting Plantar fasciitis ...

Any GAD folks who don't take meds here?

jumpoverthemountain
  • By jumpoverthemountain · New reply June 8, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • Its rough, isn't it? I just don't want to take them but going it cold turkey means you are a nervous wreck a lot of the times - esp when your mind isn't fully engaged. The mornings and early afternoons ...

Seroquel for anxiety during sleeping?

emg128
  • By emg128 · New reply March 29, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I take Lyrica, Celexa, Trazodone, Ambien, and sometimes Xanax and I still cannot sleep thru the night. I called the drs office and she has prescribed 100mg tablet of Seroquel at bedtime. Wondering what ...

A day like no other

gerry04363
  • By gerry04363 · New reply March 1, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • My son went to the doctors today and I do not know who was more anxious, he or I, it seems he may have Osteosarcoma, and yes it hit like a ton of bricks and yes it does suck, but today is another gift ...

waking up with anxiety attacks!

mgmama2011
  • By mgmama2011 · New reply February 28, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Having horrible dreams one after another during the night. I do take xanax 1 mg a day, but these panic attacks in my sleep are very new. Does anyone else have these? How are you preventing them ...

Xanax - HELP!!

mgmama2011
  • By mgmama2011 · New reply February 28, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • I have been taking xanax for 6 months now. 1mg a day. It does not seem to have the same effect anymore. I have been thru so much in the last 6 months, that I think i need more. the docs are telling me ...

Pregnancy and Medication

Lala1227
  • By Lala1227 · New reply February 12, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • My husband and I would like to start a family but I currently take medication for anxiety and depression. I'm trying to find other woman who have been through this and how you dealt with it. Trying to ...

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