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Anxiety disorder is a mental ailment that leads to unnecessary anxiety over different activities and events.
Anxiety is a common condition which often runs in families and maybe triggered by stress.
Even children may develop anxiety disorders but women are more prone to the condition than men.
Anxiety disorder is characterized by constant unrealistic worry or tension even if there is little or no cause.
The worries flit from one problem to another like family, work problems, health, finances etc.
The worries are often difficult to control and may leave a patient severely distressed.
There may be accompanying difficulty in concentration, tiredness, irritability, sleep problems, jumpiness or restlessness and palpitations.
Physical symptom of headaches, muscle weakness, palpitations, stomach upsets, nausea etc. may also be seen. (1, 2)
Sometimes the worry may stem from certain objects or rituals.
Anxiety disorders encompass various subtypes of mental disorders. Anxiety alone may be a symptom of each of these conditions. These include (3, 4, 5) –