Anxiety is a normal and often useful emotion. It’s our body’s natural response to stress and a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. But when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it can turn into a problem.
Anxiety disorders is a category of mental health diagnoses that are characterized by symptoms such as excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry. Mild anxiety might be vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety may seriously affect day-to-day living.
Anxiety disorders are actually the most common form of emotional disorder and can affect anyone at any age. The different types of anxiety disorders are panic disorder, phobia, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety disorder, illness anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).