Anxiety disorders can affect people's lives by making them less functional. We know that there are different types of anxiety disorders and they all need to be treated effectively so that the sufferers could enjoy their lives again. Every anxiety is causing problems in individual’s mood, in the way he or she behaves and in the cognitive area. These psychological problems have been very common over the past decades, which is very good reason to try to find an effective cure for anxiety disorders. As we mentioned, there are different types of anxiety disorders and their manifestation can also be different. The most common conditions from this group of disorders are panic attacks, panic disorder syndrome and agoraphobia.
Panic attacks are striking a person out of a sudden and causing a tremendous fear that a person is about to die or lose mind. People usually think that they are going to have a heart attack or do something that is completely insane. There are physiological changes that a person experiences during panic attack such as perspiration, breathing problems, irregular heartbeats, pain in the chest, sickness, and vomiting. Panic attacks hit suddenly and last for about ten to fifteen minutes.
Panic Disorder Syndrome
When an individual has panic attacks more than once, there is a great chance that the sufferer will become scared that the panic attack will reoccur. Then a person may, due to that fear, act and behave in a different way so that he or she could avoid recurrence of panic attacks. When this happens, a person is diagnosed with panic disorder syndrome. However, there are people who experience the same symptoms but abuse drugs and alcohol. In these cases, the diagnosis will be different. Drug abuse and alcohol abuse can only make things worse, which is why those who suffer from panic disorder shouldn’t drink alcohol or abuse drugs.
Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by sufferers feeling enormous fear when they find themselves in situations that are hard to get out of. For example, that can be an elevator with a lot of people inside or a crowded bus. Treatment can consist of psychotherapy and counseling, pharmacotherapy, and even both of these therapies combined together. Psychotherapy and counseling can be of help in order for sufferer to learn what the symptoms mean and how to overcome them. Pharmacotherapy relies on medicines that can relax a person such as tranquilizers and those that can enhance the level of serotonin in their brain such as antidepressants.