People with anxiety disorders often have intense, excessive, and persistent worries and fears about everyday situations.
Symptoms may begin in childhood or adolescence and continue into adulthood.
Some examples of anxiety disorder are: generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias, and separation anxiety disorder. It is possible to have more than one anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety results from another illness that needs treatment.
The most common signs and symptoms of anxiety include the following:
Feelings of nervousness, agitation or tension
Sense of imminent danger, panic or disaster
Increased heart rate
Fast breathing (hyperventilation)
Feeling weak or tired
Problems in focusing or thinking about anything other than the current concern
Suffering from gastrointestinal (GI) problems
Having difficulty managing concerns
Need to avoid situations that generate anxiety
There are several types of anxiety disorders:
Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear places and situations that may cause you to panic or feel trapped.
Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by persistent, excessive anxiety and worry about activities or events.
Anxiety disorder due to illness includes intense anxiety or panic symptoms that are directly caused by a physical health problem.
Panic disorder involves repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that peak within minutes (panic attacks).
For some people, anxiety may be related to a hidden health problem. Some examples of medical problems that may be related to anxiety include the following:
Thyroid problems, such as hyperthyroidism
Inappropriate substance use or abstinence
Chronic pain or irritable bowel syndrome
Respiratory disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma
Abstinence from alcohol, anti-anxiety drugs (benzodiazepines), or other medications
Sometimes anxiety can be a side effect of some medications.
It consists of therapy. Treatment includes psychotherapy or medication, such as antidepressants. Two types of drugs are commonly used in the treatment of anxiety: anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants. The most commonly used anxiolytics belong to the group of high-powered benzodiazepines (Alprazolam, Loracepam, Diacepam, Chloracepam, etc). They produce a tranquilizing effect.
Vitamin B: It is responsible for processing carbohydrates correctly. Therefore, vitamin B1 is effective in maintaining a positive mental attitude; increasing learning ability; boosting energy; fighting stress; and preventing memory loss
Vitamin B6: It is responsible for the production of red blood cells and the proper functioning of the nerves.
Vitamin B12: This vitamin helps in the formation of red blood cells and the maintenance of the central nervous system.