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What you should know about Anxiety Disorder

07 Apr 2016

I feel nervous as a wreck.
Am I suffering from Anxiety Disorder?
The answer could be Yes and No. You could just be anxious out of a situation and not suffering from a disorder!
What is the Difference between Anxiety &  Anxiety Disorder?
Let''s understand by an example 
John has a job interview in 7 Days. 
This is the kind of Job he always wanted . But it is one which is tough to get in to.
So he feels very nervous.
He is  worried about his performance.
However he is Not thinking of what all will happen if he doesn't get the job!
He is Preparing hard for it and is doing his very best. 
Does John have an Anxiety Disorder. The answer is no 
He is surely anxious and is feeling nervous but this hasnt impacted his thoughts. Neither has his behavior changed.  Plus its ok if someone feels nervous related to a specific situation. We all have that kind of experience from time to time 
Now Let's take another example 
Reema has a job interview in 7 Days 
This is the kind of Job, she always wanted. But this one is tough to get in to. 
She is thinking negatively about her performance
She is also thinking about what if she cannot get in to this job. 
She is feeling terrible and very nervous 
As a result, she is unable to prepare as good as she wanted to prepare for the interview.  
This in Turn is Feeding into her anxious thought chain and debilitating her further 
She in the past has had similar responses to anything that appears stressful to her 
Does Reema have anxiety disorder. Absolutely Yes.
Notice how her thoughts are not just about her performance, but also have several "What If" kind of negative automatic thoughts 
Notice how these thoughts have negatively impacted her action oriented behavior. 
This flow of negative thoughts and the impact on behavior and the fact that she has had similar experiences is what points towards her suffering from Anxiety Disorder 
Whatis an Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety disorder means that the worry or fear would be overwhelming and disabling and in some cases, constant over time. 
Ask these questions
if you want to know if you could be 
Suffering from Anxiety Disorder 
Do you get "What if" and "Oh My god"  this will happen type of thoughts on a regular basis ?
Yes- Score 1 
No- Score 0
Do these anxious thoughts interfere with your daily living and responsibilities?
Yes- Score 1 
No- Score 0
Do you believe something will go wrong if things aren’t done in a certain way?
Yes- Score 1 
No- Score 0
 Do you feel you have Irrational Fears that you find difficult to shake?
(Eg: Projecting small issues into really large problems)
Yes- Score 1 
No- Score 0
  Do you avoid certain everyday situations in order to avoid anxiety?
(Eg: I will do bad at job today, I think I should call in Sick)
Yes- Score 1 
No- Score 0
 Do you experience sudden attacks, feelings that you may die or that someone you love may die or that I know something bad is just going to happen?
Yes- Score 1 
No- Score 0
 When a fear Starts Ringing in your head, Are you compelled to ask it over and  over again from people in your family or friend Circle?
Yes- Score 1 
No- Score 0
 Do your family members/friends complain about your reassuracnce seeking Behavior?
Yes- Score 1 
No- Score 0
If you get Score 3-8
You definitely need to take a proper Clinical assesssment for Anxiety Disorder 
Chat to Begin at ePsyClinic
Now that we know of what does Anxiety Disorder look like, Let's look at 
Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder
Difficulty Sleeping 
Irrational Fears 
Physical Symptoms when Anxious
Cognitive Symptoms 
Main Causes of Anxiety Disorder
Long Lasting Stress Changes the way Nerve Cells transmit information from Brain's One region to Another thereby causing Anxiety Disorders
Certain Pre-existing Brain Structural Issues can Cause Anxiety Disorders 
Who is at Risk?
Women are twice as likely than men to Develop Anxiety Disorders 
People with Difficult Childhood or experience with Negative Life events are More at Risk
A bullied Person or a child is more likely to Develop Anxiety Disorders 
Experiencing Traumatic events can trigger anxiety disorders 
A lack of good social support at Home can be a very big risk factor for Anxiety Disorder
Drugs & Alcohol have known to Trigger Anxiety Disorders in many cases 
What Happens if Anxiety is Left Untreated 
Two Self-Help Tips 
(Treatment is a Must)
Try and Learn Neutrality First 
Focus on Physical Agility 
Treatment of Anxiety Disorder
at ePsyClinic

Works Like This 


First step is a Clinical Assessment. This is to ensure the presence of anxiety and assess its severity. Depending on the severity, we lay out a counseling & psychiatric intervention plan and help you manage and take control of your life. The entire intervention is Designed by India's leading Clinical Psychologists & Psychiatrists for Ensuring Treatment Outcomes Online



Anxiety disorders shake the very core of an individual’s life by 
plaguing it with worry and fear.with worry and fear.


However, these disorders are treatable.
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