Anxiety is a symptom of perceived threat. People who feel anxiety experience muscle tension, restlessness, panic, or a sense of impending doom. They often also have anxious thoughts, such as fears of dying of a heart attack, fears of embarrassment or humiliation, or fears of something terrible happening. In addition, they often have uncomfortable physical sensations, including heart palpitations, sweating, dizziness, or shortness of breath. Some people with anxiety disorders perform certain rituals (checking door locks or handwashing) or avoid certain situations (bridges, freeways, airplanes, or social situations) in order to cope with anxiety. For more information about anxiety disorders visit the Anxiety and Depression Association of America – www.adaa.org.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Specific Phobia
- Social Phobia and Public Speaking Anxiety