Four Types Of Anxiety Disorders That You Should Know

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Anxiety is one of the most common things among people these days. It is completely normal for one to feel anxious at times. It is triggered when a person feels troubled due to some reason. This reason can be something major or something very minor. There are four types of anxiety disorders. Let us have a look. 

OCD or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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OCD is characterized by a person’s usual activities that he becomes obsessed with, and he has to perform them in compulsion. Failure to perform them triggers anxiety in such an individual. This anxiety diminishes only when this person performs the activity that he is obsessed with. However, this is not a permanent solution. These activities can be as basic as cleaning, cooking, washing hands, organizing things, and so on. 

Social phobia 

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This anxiety is characterized when an individual is put in social situations where he feels uncomfortable. It can be speaking in front of people, eating or drinking in a social group and so on. 

Panic disorder

This anxiety is caused when an unpredictable or unexpected scenario occurs that can trigger fear. It can be as bad as the pain in the chest, shortness of breath, and so on. 

Post-traumatic stress disorder

This order develops after a person has been exposed to some kind of threatening episode. This episode can be some natural calamity, any personal crisis, accident or, anything else. 

These were thus the four types of anxiety disorders that you should know. 

Different Causes Of Four Types Of Anxiety Disorders 

Some of the major causes of the four types of anxiety disorders are given below:

Medical condition

Anxiety can be caused due to some medical conditions. Medical problems related to the lungs or thyroid can trigger anxiety. Some medicines can also cause anxiety as a side effect. 


Sometimes, anxiety can run through genes. If one of your parents or anyone in the family has any kind of anxiety disorder, then there is a possibility that it can come to you as well. 


Stress is one of the major reasons that cause anxiety. Sometimes when situations around us don’t go as we planned, we feel a lot of emotions. It can lead to stress and, further, anxiety. 

Drug abuse

Another cause of developing any one of the four types of anxiety disorders. If a person is into drugs or any other kind of substance abuse, then anxiety can be one kind of problem that he might be facing. 


All these four types of anxiety disorders are very common among people these days. Try to meditate and stay positive even if the situations are adverse. If you feel that things are out of your hand, then don’t hesitate to seek help. Go to a doctor and seek therapy. It is the only way to counter anxiety and stress.

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