Anxiety Disorders Essay

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An anxiety disorder, according to Campbell’s Psychiatric Dictionary, is “a group of disorders in which anxiety is the most prominent feature or in which anxiety appears when the affected person tries to resist his symptoms.” Anxiety disorders start at a young age that usually begins after a triggering event that has caused fear. They happen at times of high stress and causes headaches, sweating, muscle spasms, hypertension, fatigue, and exhaustion. Anxiety disorders believed are caused by possible malfunctions in a parabranchial nucleus, which is a brain structure that coordinates signals from the amygdala with input concerning balance. The amygdale is a part of the brains nerves that are involved in the motion of fear. The low levels of GABA, which is a neurotransmitter, reduces activity in the central nervous system, contributes to anxiety. Anxiety disorders happen when people increase their level of alcohol and caffeine; the intoxications from stimulants are likely to be associated with repetitive panic attacks. Up to 4 to 10% of adults have anxiety disorders, including Alzheimer’s patients. There are a few different types of anxiety disorders that I will discuss in this paper.. Generalized Anxiety Disorders are frequent, constant worrying of anxiety over many activities or events that occur. GAD results in trembling, palpitations, sweating, exaggerated startle response, and a higher heart rate. People with GAD have difficultly concentrating and they believe it is hard to control their worrying. The excess worrying is out of proportion to the situation. GAD can cause excessive sweating, shortness of breath, fatigue, irritability, muscle tension, restlessness and sleep disturbance, and depression. Generalized Anxiety Disorder does not have a known cause. Doctors believe it is a biological and psychological factor that

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