What is anxiety disorder?
Everyone faces the odd bout of anxiety from time to time, but a genuine anxiety disorder can be nothing less than crippling to a person’s everyday life. The difference being that while normal anxiety may accompany a somewhat unsettling or unpleasant event in life; those with an anxiety disorder may find themselves feeling wholly terrified of situations and scenarios that, for others, would be no cause for concern at all.
Anxiety disorder can feel like a terrifying condition that compromises your quality of life. If you are experiencing anxiety disorder, you may have sudden episodes or long-term anxiety that infringes on your stability and peace of mind. Whatever the frequency of your symptoms, this condition can have physical as well as psychological consequences.
There is no need to suffer in silence. We offer a range of highly-effective treatments which can help get you back on track as swiftly as possible. You’ll receive the best possible care in a totally non-judgemental environment.
YPES OF ANXIETY DISORDERS
Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Excessive and unrelenting anxiety and worry.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): These are generally characterised by uncontrollable thoughts and repetitive, ritualised behaviours such as repeatedly washing hands or checking mirrors.
Panic Disorder: When a person has frequent panic attacks which are not triggered by specific situations.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): While historically associated with servicemen who’ve been in battle, PTSD can affect anyone who has been significantly stressed by a person or situation.
Phobias: These are often the source of anxiety or panic attacks. They’re typically triggered by specific thoughts or situations. Examples include Social Phobia or Social Anxiety Disorder (fear of mixing with people), Agoraphobia (fear of leaving your home/open spaces), Arachnophobia (fear of spiders, snakes) etc.
SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY DISORDERS
Anxiety disorder often triggers physical symptoms such as:
Frequently needing to pass water or diarrhoea
Feeling tense and jumpy
Frequent feelings of apprehension
Headaches and fatigue
Sweating and upset stomach or dizziness
Shortness of breath
Tremors and twitches
Anticipating the worst all the time
Irritability and restlessness
Watching for signs of danger
Feeling like the mind has gone blank or somehow frozen
Pounding heart and general muscle tension
TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS
Anxiety disorder may feel like a crippling condition but there is no need to let it ruin your life.
At Biswas heart and mind clinic, our psychiatrists and therapists have the skills and experience to help you get better in a relaxing, therapeutic space. They may prescribe a mixture of medication (either temporarily or long term), along with specialised and very supportive counselling.