Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

panic disorder

Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder is a severe mental illness that is characterized by unexpected panic attacks. Panic attacks are intense bouts of uncontrollable anxiety that are very debilitating for the person experiencing them. In some cases, they may need to be hospitalized upon having a panic attack ...
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Separation Anxiety Disorder

Separation Anxiety Disorder

Separation anxiety disorder is characterized by having intense distress when separated from their caregiver or loved one, even if only for a brief amount of time. This condition is typically seen in children, but may also be experienced by adults as well. Though it is ...
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selective mutism

Selective Mutism

Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder found in children that is characterized by an inability to speak when asked to due to fear. This mental illness typically co-exists with social anxiety and shyness. A child's selective mutism may greatly impede on their ability to successfully ...
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social anxiety disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is characterized by intense fear and worry when around other people. This condition is sometimes referred to as social phobia. The overbearing fear that someone with social anxiety disorder will experience in social situations may be enough for them to even experience ...
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Caffeine-Induced Anxiety Disorder

Caffeine-Induced Anxiety Disorder

Caffeine-Induced Anxiety Disorder is characterized by intense feelings of fear or worry due to excessive or persistent caffeine intake over a long period of time. Caffeine is a very common substance used heavily in the United States. From the plentiful amount of soda products to ...
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental illness characterized by feelings of intense anxiety or rage due to the individual being "triggered" by an event which in some way resembles a traumatic event they experienced in the past. This disorder is often found in people who ...
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OCD and Hypersexuality

OCD and Hypersexuality

Hypersexuality can be defined as an obsession with sexual thoughts or urges that may cause a significant amount of distress within the individual experiencing it. Just like with typical obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD and hypersexuality is intertwined with painful, reoccurring obsessions and embarrassing compulsions. There ...
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Scrupulosity OCD

Scrupulosity OCD

Scrupulosity OCD is a facet of obsessive compulsive disorder characterized by obsessing about religion, sinning, and morality. This illness is not restricted to one single religion. Someone with scrupulosity OCD may be in constant fear of angering GOD or of going to hell. This constant ...
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generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized anxiety disorder is a very debilitating illness characterized by intense irrational fear and worry that is not appropriate for the given situation. Oftentimes, people suffering from generalized anxiety disorder will catastrophize small things. It is not uncommon for them to be "on edge" most ...
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obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder where the individual experiences intrusive obsessions and unwanted compulsions that they cannot control. The obsessions that they experience tend to stay "stuck" in their brain and put on repeat. They have a great deal of difficulty with trying ...
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