Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Types Of Common Anxiety Disorders - 1293 Words

Sweating, increasing heart rate and even shaking, these are the common reactions when people are experiencing anxiety. Anxiety most often presents as a vague, uneasy feeling of disquiet or discomfort. (Unbound Medicine, 2014) Individuals’ reactions and tolerance to anxiety may vary from different cultures. In fact, anxiety does not only indicate a mood but also a kind of mental disorder. When individual is able to cope with it, anxiety can be considered as a normal emotion. However, long-term suffering or without controlling can make anxiety achieve a pathological degree. (Unbound Medicine, 2014) Common anxiety disorders includes generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),†¦show more content†¦Native American (limited to American Indian/Alaska Native population) have a higher rate of some anxiety disorders (panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and agoraphobia with panic disorder) than for non-Hispa nic whites. The Latinos have lower risk for affecting anxiety than for non-Hispanic whites, excluded PTSD. Asian Americans are less likely to have anxiety disorders, compared to non-Hispanic whites, Latinos, and African Americans. (Siegel, 2011) When people are facing life-changing events such as cancer, they are vulnerable to anxiety. According to Linden’s report on 2012 about the prevalent rate of anxiety after cancer diagnosis, across cancer types, 19.0% of patients presented clinical levels of anxiety and another 22.6% showed subclinical symptoms. Further research for cancer type revealed that patient with lung, gynecological, or hematological cancer reported the highest levels of distress at the point of cancer diagnosis. Women had a higher rate of anxiety than men. Younger patients showed higher rate of affected by anxiety. However, lung cancer patients’ prevalent rate of anxiety was not associated to age. (Linden, 2012) Based on the current trends, the common treatment for patient with anxiety includes drug therapy and psychosocial

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