Panic/Anxiety Disorder

Disease Project

What is an Anxiety Disorder?

An anxiety disorder is when a person repeatedly experiences mild to severe fear or dread. The fear or dread causes distress or disability within the person. Thus, disrupting daily functions.

Symptoms?

The Long Term Symptoms

The long term effects of anxiety disorder are constant worrying or obsession about small or large concern and require a lot of reassurance about performance.

The Short Term Symptoms

The short term effects of having an anxiety disorder are restlessness and feeling on edge, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension or muscle aches, trembling, feeling twitchy or being easily startled trouble sleeping, sweating, nausea or diarrhea and shortness of breath or rapid heartbeat.

Is Anxiety Communicable?

Anxiety disorder is not communicable because there is no pathogen that passes it among people. It is developed by a person individually. However, environmental scenarios can develop anxiety/panic disorders in people.

Does a Pathogen Cause This?

The cause of anxiety disorder is based on many factors as there are many forms of anxiety. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is caused by a traumatic event, while others are formed around someone’s specific fear of an action or item.

How does someone get anxiety?

The cause of anxiety disorder is based on many factors as there are many forms of anxiety. PTSD is caused by a traumatic event, while others are formed around someone’s specific fear of an action or item.

Can you get anxiety from others?

Anxiety disorder is not commonly spread as it is formed through an event or fear of something. Although, if around people with anxiety for a prolonged period of time, it may begin to affect you as well.

Can it be cured or prevented?

They are often successfully treated with medication and cognitive behavioral therapy. Ways to prevent anxiety are to keep a common schedule with not many large variations and to maintain friendships and your life using that schedule.

What is the origin?

Anxiety/ Panic disorder does not have a known origin. It has developed among individuals over time and does not maintain a pattern of presentation.

Famous people who have it?

Vincent Van Gogh suffered from depression and anxiety disorder. Whoopi Goldberg had aerophobia, a form of anxiety that is a fear of flying.

Anxiety Statistics

Vincent Van Gogh suffered from depression and anxiety disorder. Whoopi Goldberg had aerophobia, a form of anxiety that is a fear of flying.

Citations

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"Generalized Anxiety Disorder." Mayoclinic.org. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 8 Sept. 2011. Web. 23 Apr. 2014.