Anxiety

If you are concerned that your levels anxiety are causing you distress, you may be interested in learning more about the different types of anxiety and common symptoms. Anxiety manifests in many different ways and a number of these ways have been named and classified.

Below we outline some diagnostic classes of anxiety with more information available on each symptom set in a separate page. And offcourse, whilst it is helpful to know about a range of conditions that may affect you, self diagnosis is seldom a good idea. If any of the conditions listed below appear to be relevant to you, speaking with a professional is advised. Moreover, engaging in counselling therapy with a qualified counsellor, psychologist or psychotherapist is a proven treatment for alleviating many such symptoms.

The conditions related to anxiety for which we have dedicated pages include:

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Generalised anxiety disorder

This condition refers to chronic worrying, stress and tension which interferes with ordinary enjoyment of life. It refers to the experience of constant worry which seems unnecessary or greater than might be warranted given the situation. Read more about GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER

Panic disorder & panic attacks

Which refers to having sudden experiences of extreme anxiety, even terror, palpitations and sweats which come on suddenly and may or may not recur over time. Read more about PANIC DISORDER and PANIC ATTACKS

Agoraphobia

Refers to a fear of having a panic attack when out in the open or when thinking about leaving one’s home. Read more about AGORAPHOBIA

Acute stress disorder

Refers to the experience which begin shortly after being in a life threatening situation including intrusive symptoms like flashbacks and other symptoms associated with dissociation, or not being quite present. Read more about ACUTE STRESS DISORDER

Post traumatic stress disorder - PTSD

Refers to the experiences which begin some weeks, months or even years after experiencing a life threatening situation including intrusive symptoms like flashbacks and other symptoms associated with dissociation, or not being quite present as well as symptoms related to avoidance of reminders of the original trauma. Read more about POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER – PTSD

Social anxiety / social phobia

Refers to a phobia of speaking with or socialising with other people including a fear of intense panic in such situations. Read more about SOCIAL ANXIETY / SOCIAL PHOBIA

Specific phobia

Refers to an experience of panic at the thought, sight, touch or smell of a feared object or event. For instance riding on a elevator or flying in a plane or spiders. Read more about SPECIFIC PHOBIA .

Associated Counsellors & Psychologists Sydney can put you in touch with a Sydney based therapists who offers professional treatment for anxiety related conditions.

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References

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH Publication No. 95-3879 (1995

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