A Summary of Anxiety Disorders, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Looking for Affordable Anxiety Treatments? Here Are Some Tips

If you’re wondering whether or not you have anxiety disorders, you should know that there are many types of anxiety disorders. Here are some of these types and some quick fix tips for when they attack.

1. Social anxiety disorder

Developing social anxiety disorder is like waving your social life goodbye. You’re too afraid to go to parties for fear of humiliation. You think everyone’s out to ridicule you if you so much as breathe in their presence. But as you may know by now, most of the fears are in your head. People in social gatherings are too busy to really pay attention to you. When you mingle, they mingle politely. Everyone’s at their best behaviour when with other people.

Starting a conversation and making a fool of yourself is often the main thoughts that come to you when you’re around people. When you conquer this fear, you can function normally socially.

Quick anxiety treatment: What you need to do is to shush that part of your brain that’s making you feel socially nervous. Breathe in and out quietly until your anxiety subsides. When you’re calm enough, you can start a conversation with another person. Make sure to pay attention to the exchange to get your mind off your anxiety. Once you’re having fun conversing and connecting with others, you will relax. Have a list of questions ready to make sure the conversation flows and you’re not back to square one (fighting off anxiety).

2. General Anxiety Disorder

Unlike social anxiety, general anxiety disorder does not require the presence of a crowd or other people for the panic to come. Once the thought that something bad could happen occurs to you, you’re bound to feel the same feeling you get when there is a present threat around. Many people are succumbing to this disorder, considering the many calamities and man-made disasters that have happened. Some people go as far as to prepare for the worst even when they know that they’ve already prepared a bug out bag long before.

Quick anxiety treatment: When something makes you feel anxious, breathe deeply and exhale loudly. Snap yourself back to reality and the nervous feeling will go away. The more you think about the nervousness, the more you will feel it. If you don’t push back the dark thoughts, the fear will always be switched on, preventing sleep and proper nourishment. Also, keep away from stressful activities and stimulants like coffee and nicotine.

3. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Compulsive people are always on alert thinking that they have to do everything right. Sometimes, they become obsessed with the idea of being perfect. They stress themselves out thinking of the things they did not do right. This disorder is also a type of anxiety disorder.

Quick anxiety treatment: To alleviate this, you can make a checklist of all the things you should do during the day and cross them out one by one. Being obsessive compulsive is difficult to control, but if you must control it, you should only go through your list once and that’s it. Relax and think that you have done your best. Also, if you feel anxious at all, you should still do the deep breathing exercises that self help books and CDs have taught you.


  1. Kevin says:

    Thanks so much for this. My anxiety has only recently come to the surface in full blown attacks. This helps.
    – Kevin