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  1. Introduction
  2. Anxiety
  3. Post-traumatic stress disorder
  4. Personality disorders
  5. Conclusion

Anxiety is a typical human emotion experienced by every individual at some point in life for instance, when faced with a problematic situation or a test at school. On the other hand, anxiety disorders cause distress to the individual thus interfering with the level of normality (Connolly et al., 2006). Victims of anxiety disorders respond to certain situations with feelings of fear and dismay. In addition, the victims show physical signs of anxiety such as nervousness, heightened pulse rates and confusion. Anxiety disorders are diagnosed in individuals if their response to certain situations seems inappropriate for that situation or if the individual cannot control how they respond to such situations. The anxiety aroused by these situations interferes with the normal functioning of victims hence the responsive behavior. There are several types of anxiety disorders, which include obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder.

[...] Anxiety disorders. New York: Chelsea House. Farrell, C. (2010). Mental disorders. Edina, Minn: ABDO Pub. Hyman, B. M., & Pedrick, C. (2012). Anxiety disorders. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books. Livesley, W. J. [...]


[...] Classification of mental disorders further enhances better understanding. The various classifications are; anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, impulse control disorders, personality disorders, addiction disorders, adjustment disorders and sexual disorders amongst others. Introduction Anxiety is a typical human emotion experienced by every individual at some point in life for instance, when faced with a problematic situation or a test at school. On the other hand, anxiety disorders cause distress to the individual thus interfering with the level of normality (Connolly et al., 2006). [...]


[...] Such events trigger enduring and fear-provoking memories of the past events thus emotionally numbing the victim. Consequently, the victims seem dumb and lack the ability to control their actions. Social anxiety disorder is also a type of anxiety disorders. Also called social phobia, its victims face overwhelming worry of their everyday social situations thus triggering self-consciousness. As a result, the victims constantly fear judgment of their actions by others and dread behaving in any way they think may cause embarrassment leading to public ridicule. [...]

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