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Anxiety Disorders (Psychological Disorders) by Sucheta Connolly

By Sucheta Connolly

From obsessive compulsive issues (OCD) to phobias, thousands of individuals be afflicted by anxiousness that is affecting their daily lives. nervousness problems examines the kinds of tension issues and coverings which may aid those who be afflicted by them.

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When he did see friends, Tim was grouchy and could not relax and enjoy himself. His friends knew he had always been a worrywart, but they were concerned about these changes and mentioned their feelings to him. He began to have doubts about what his friends thought of him. At school, Tim had difficulty concentrating in his classes because his mind was filled with doubts and worries. He studied as hard for tests as he always did, but then felt like his brain was “melting down” when the test started.

He continued to get mostly As and Bs, but he feared that his grades were slipping and felt he needed to study more. This isolated him even further from his friends. He routinely turned down invitations to games and parties because he felt he needed to prepare for school. 2 Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) affects people in many different ways. Some people may cry while others may get irritable or angry. A young patient named Catherine drew this picture to represent her own struggle with generalized anxiety disorder.

Some group programs have found additional benefits when they add members who do not have social phobia to model healthy social skills. Another component of treatment for social phobia may include medications. The medications that have shown the most success in controlled studies of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, including SAD, are the antidepressants that are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Medication may be considered when the social phobia is severe and can help reduce the anxiety symptoms so that the patient can tolerate the social exposures that are part of CBT.

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