What Are 10 Types Of Anxiety Disorders? | Anxiety Minds



When a person is confronted with potentially troublesome or harmful conditions, anxiety is a regular occurrence.

When a person senses an external threat, it is also felt. Chronic and illogical anxiety, on the other hand, might develop to anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders are classified into several categories based on their causes or triggers.

Anxiety disorders in their most common forms

Anxiety disorder with symptoms of generalized anxiety

This type of anxiety disorder is characterized by persistent anxiety that is frequently unfounded. People with generalized anxiety disorders, on the other hand, are unable to articulate the source of their anxiety.

This sort of anxiety typically lasts six months and is more common in women. People with generalized anxiety disorder frequently fret and worry as a result of the anxiety’s persistence.

Heart palpitations, sleeplessness, migraines, and dizzy spells are all symptoms of this condition.

Phobia with a specific focus

A person with a specific phobia, unlike someone with generalized anxiety disorder, has a strong and often unreasonable fear of a single scenario or object. People with specific phobias show indicators of severe dread when exposed to the object or circumstance they fear, such as shivering, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and nausea.

Fears of heights, enclosed places, blood, and animals are all common particular phobias. A phobia sufferer’s terror can be so intense that he or she will risk their safety merely to get out of the scenario.

Anxiety disorder

Panic disorders, often known as Agoraphobia, are characterized by recurrent and often sudden panic attacks. Shaking, chest aches, disorientation, fear of losing control, and aversion of being alone are common symptoms.

People who suffer from panic disorder are well aware that their fears are frequently baseless and irrational. This is why they avoid being alone and in public.

People who are having a panic attack may lose control and injure themselves.

Phobia in social situations

A person with social phobia, also known as social anxiety, may have symptoms that are comparable to those of panic disorder, especially in social circumstances. When a person with social phobia is the focus of attention or in the company of a large group of people, whether strangers or not, shaking, dizziness, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations may occur.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Anxiety is experienced by people with obsessive-compulsive disorder as a result of a continuous obsession or notion. They tend to escape worry by engaging in anxiety-preventing repetitive acts or behaviors.

A person who is obsessive with cleanliness, for example, may become anxious at the sight of a vase that is slightly off-center. He or she will clean and organize things compulsively or without justification to avoid discomfort.


Following a stressful occurrence, a person may develop post-traumatic stress disorder. In his or her thoughts, he or she may relive the event, causing worry and anxiety. When a person with PTSD comes into contact with stimuli (any object, person, or situation) associated with the traumatic incident, he or she may actually relive the event by sobbing excessively, panicking, or losing control.

Insomnia and avoidant behavior are two minor signs. PTSD can appear quickly following a distressing event or years later.

It is critical to identify the type of anxiety condition a person has before seeking therapy and recovery. Techniques and approaches for helping a person cope with anxiety usually focus on not only symptom management but also coping mechanisms when exposed to triggers.

Treatment and recovery for anxiety disorders can only begin after a comprehensive diagnosis.

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Hi, I'm Laura and welcome to my blog.

I've been interested in the human mind since I was a child and that's the reason why I became a psychologist. I thought I had everything figured out, but it turned out I was suffering from anxiety for at least ten years without even noticing it. With the help of what I already knew, and some of my friends/colleagues, I compiled a list of articles that helped me go through my anxiety and get to the other side of the tunnel.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find something to help you along the way.