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Types of anxiety disorder

Feeling anxious is not unusual. Most people experience fears, worries, and apprehensions that come and go. But sometimes anxiety can become more serious or ongoing. If feeling anxious is affecting your daily life, you may have an anxiety disorder. Read on to learn what an anxiety disorder is and how to recognise common anxiety disorder types.

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What is an anxiety disorder? 

An anxiety disorder is a mental health condition where you have intense feelings of anxiety. These feelings may disrupt your daily activities.

If you have an anxiety disorder, you may feel overwhelmed by fear, worry, or apprehension. But with the right treatment, your feelings of anxiety will become easier to manage.

If you have an anxiety disorder and start feeling anxious, you may notice you are:

  • breathing fast
  • feeling restless
  • having trouble concentrating
  • feeling your heart beat rapidly

These are common physical symptoms of anxiety disorders. Do you have these symptoms regularly? Discuss them with your doctor.

Common types of anxiety disorder

Below we explore some common types of anxiety disorder. Read on to learn how to recognise each type.

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