Anxiety & Related Disorders
Typical experience of chronic and intense worry, which may include a number of
unpleasant symptoms such as trembling, shortness of breath and
Episodic frightening anxiety attacks, usually accompanied by anticipatory anxiety
and avoidance of public and social situations and/or fear of experiencing certain
Persistent, strong desire to avoid situations involving social interactions,
including public speaking, writing or performing in front of others. Fears of
being exposed to scrutiny and humiliation.
Persistent fear and strong desire to avoid specific objects or situations.
Examples include fear of animals, closed spaces, heights and germs.
Experience of anxiety provoking repetitive thoughts, ideas, images or impulses
that are felt as senseless or repugnant (obsessions) and/or anxiety reducing
behaviors or thoughts performed in a ritualistic manner (compulsions). Examples
of compulsions include: hand washing or checking door locks. Included hair
pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking and appearance obsessions (Body
Experience of re-living the traumatic event via dreams or intrusive thoughts,
emotional numbness, social withdrawal, loss of interest, startled responses,
memory and concentration problems and sleep disturbance. Avoidance and intensive
anxiety of reminders of traumatic event.Family System Problems Associated With
Living With Anxiety Sufferer Typical patterns of maladaptive behaviors and
interactions develop and often require readjustment in the form of
psycho-education, building effective communication, develop positive non-enabling
reactions to anxiety sufferer.