Anxiety disorder have gained more attention in the last few years, though mainly because the pharmaceutical companies marketing drugs to the disorder are advertising so heavily. With or without the drugs, it’s undeniable that more adults than ever are being diagnosed with the disorder than ever before. Virtually one in four adults will experience some form of diagnosable anxiety in their lifetime.
The most frequently diagnosed- Panic Disorder is among the most diagnosed along with Post traumatic Stress Disorder and Adjustment Disorder. Even though the instances where these disorders are being diagnosed are rising, it is still feared that the disorders go under reported. This is especially true in children whose parents may be unwilling or unable to get their child checked out and diagnosed by a specialist.
What should you watch for? While it is common for all of us to worry or to have fear from time to time, you probably know if what you are experiencing isn’t normal. Moreover, you may have a loved one who acts distressed all the time and you believe there could be something wrong. There are also physical manifestations that result from this condition. When placed in a very stressful situation, those with anxiety disorders may experience headaches, body aches, nausea and vomiting. Depending on the magnitude of the disorder, greater physical problems could result from any bodily harm done by those experiencing extreme anxieties.
The most important thing anyone can do is seek treatment or at the least a consultation. If you don’t have an anxiety condition, you really have nothing to lose by consulting your primary care physician. If you do have a disorder, doctors may be able to prescribe you a medication that will alleviate these symptoms and allow you to live a normal and stable life where social anxieties play no role at all.