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What is Anxiety Disorder?
This Web site is designed to provide information on anxiety disorders,
panic disorder (which is sometimes accompanied by agoraphobia), obsessive-compulsive
disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and generalized anxiety
disorder. Detailed information is available throughout the site.
Panic Anxiety Disorders Introduction
This section will deal with Anxiety Disorders in general
as well as Panic Anxiety Disorder. OCD, obsessive-compulsive
disorder, PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias,
and GAD generalized anxiety disorder, will all be discussed
in there own topic here at Support4Hope. You can find information
on those topics by following the links on any of our menus
or clicking on the live links above.
Everybody knows what it's like to feel anxious, the butterflies
in your stomach before a first date, the tension you feel
when your boss is angry, the way your heart pounds if you're
in danger. Anxiety rouses you to action. It gears you up
to face a threatening situation. It makes you study harder
for that exam, and keeps you on your toes when you're making
a speech. In general, it helps you cope.
But if you have an anxiety disorder, this normally helpful
emotion can do just the opposite, it can keep you from coping
and can disrupt your daily life. Anxiety disorders aren't
just a case of "nerves." They are illnesses, often
related to the biological makeup and life experiences of
the individual, and they frequently run in families. There
are several types of anxiety disorders, each with its own
Most people experience feelings of anxiety before an important event
such as a big exam, business presentation or first date. Anxiety disorders,
however, are illnesses that cause people to feel frightened, distressed
and uneasy for no apparent reason. Left untreated, these disorders can
dramatically reduce productivity and significantly diminish an individual's
quality of life.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in America:
more than 19 million are affected by these debilitating illnesses each
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