Types of Acute Anxiety Disorders
Below are some types of anxiety disorders that require specific anxiety and depression treatment:
Panic disorder : It is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by periods of sudden fear or acute anxiety that can be termed as panic attacks. You may find that something triggers your panic attacks, or they may develop for no apparent reason. Panic attacks usually last five to 10 minutes, but they can last longer.
Phobias : A phobia is a acute anxiety or fear that is out of proportion to any real danger. If a phobia interferes with your ability to lead a normal life, then it may be considered an acute anxiety disorder. Common phobias include fears of heights, blood, injections or enclosed spaces.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) : You can develop post-traumatic stress disorder if you have had, or have witnessed, a traumatic event. It is also known as (PTSD). Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms include anxiety, which may come and go, and recurring thoughts, images, memories, dreams or distressing 'flashbacks' of the trauma. It may develop years after the traumatic event has occurred.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) : Anxiety can be a long-term disorder where you feel worried most of the time about things that might go wrong. This is called generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). If you have this, you may also have panic attacks and some phobias.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) : If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you may have repeated obsessions and/or compulsions that make you feel anxious. Obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms vary from mild to acute anxiety. They include obsessions (recurrent ideas that make you feel distressed or anxious) and compulsions (actions or rituals which you feel necessary to cancel out the obsessions).
Causes of Acute Anxiety Disorder & Depression
There are several causes for anxiety. It may not be clear why you have anxiety, but you may be more likely to develop anxiety disorder if you:
• have a physical illness, such as a thyroid disorder
• have another mental health condition, such as depression or alcohol dependence
• are withdrawing from long-term use of some medicines, such as tranquillizers
• take illegal drugs such as Amphetamines, LSD and Ecstasy
• go through a stressful, life-changing event such as a bereavement, or witness something traumatic