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What is Anxiety?

While everyone feels anxious from time to time, it’s the intensity and longevity of these feelings that distinguish occasional worry from a full-blown anxiety disorder. Living with an anxiety disorder can feel like being trapped in a never-ending cycle of worry and fear. 

One of the most challenging aspects of anxiety disorders is the impact they have on daily life. Simple tasks that others may take for granted, like going to work or socializing with friends, can feel like insurmountable obstacles. The fear of judgment or failure can paralyze you, leaving you feeling isolated and alone.

Different factors can cause anxiety symptoms, including everyday life pressures like work, money issues, family troubles, or health problems. Often, anxiety can increase because of traumatic events, such as accidents, losing a loved one, or other major changes in life. It’s normal to feel anxious in these situations. However, when these feelings of anxiety become chronic, relentless, and begin to interfere with everyday activities, it may be a symptom of an anxiety disorder.


Physical Signs of Anxiety

Not only does anxiety affect your mental well-being, but it also takes a toll on your physical health. The constant state of tension can lead to headaches, muscle aches, and even digestive issues. It’s as if your body is in a perpetual fight-or-flight mode, ready to react to any perceived threat.

Furthermore, this heightened state of alertness can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to fatigue and difficulty concentrating. Some individuals might experience rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, or excessive sweating, even when there’s no obvious reason for it.


What are the different types of Anxiety Disorders?

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

This is when a person spends a big part of their day worrying about everyday things. It’s a long-term issue that happens even when there’s no reason to worry. People with GAD might feel restless, get tired easily, and have a hard time concentrating. 

Panic Disorder

This problem is marked by sudden and repeated feelings of extreme fear that can last a few minutes or longer. It’s a kind of fear that would be normal in a truly dangerous situation but is out of place for the situation at hand. Panic disorder can cause physical symptoms like a beating heart, sweating, shaking, and problems breathing.

Social Anxiety Disorder

People with this disorder are extremely scared of being judged or embarrassed. This apprehension is so significant that it may prohibit them from engaging in certain activities. It has the potential to disrupt regular routines such as attending school or forming social connections.

Separation Anxiety Disorder

This condition, commonly seen in children, causes intense distress when they’re away from loved ones or familiar settings. Unlike usual childhood anxieties about separation, this disorder can persist into late childhood or even adulthood. Symptoms include frequent nightmares related to separation and an overwhelming concern about potential harm to their close ones.

Specific Phobias

People with specific phobias have a strong, unreasonable fear of specific things like spiders, heights, or flying. Individuals often perceive their fear as overwhelmingly intense, exceeding the actual threat; however, managing these emotions seems inaccessible. The fear may make them avoid places or situations, which can impact their life.


Anxiety creeps in like an unwanted guest, triggering emotional, physical, and cognitive symptoms. These may range from feelings of

  • restlessness
  • intense fear
  • shortness of breath
  • irritation
  • a sense of impending doom
  • rapid heartbeat or chest pain
  • sweating
  • trembling

Cognitive symptoms can encompass difficulty concentrating, difficulty making decisions, and persistent worry. Often, these issues stem from persistent concerns about the future, making clear thinking harder to achieve.

How do we treat Anxiety?


Our qualified psychiatrists make an anxiety diagnosis based on careful observation, understanding the person’s medical history, and suggesting psychological tests.

Medication Management

Seeking help for an anxiety disorder is crucial. With the right support and treatment, it is possible to regain control of your life and find relief from the constant worry.


To enhance the effectiveness of medication management, we also suggest Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This integral part of therapy helps patients identify and change harmful thought patterns that induce distressing emotions and behaviors.