Anxiety and Panic disorder

What are anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders are medical conditions. When you feel anxious, you believe that something bad is about to happen and your body may react accordingly. This feeling is intense and interferes with daily life.

In this category are:

Generalized anxiety disorder. Many everyday events and activities cause you stress and worry. It lasts for several months and disrupts your life almost every day.

Panic disorder. You suffer from panic attacks repeatedly. Panic attacks are sudden episodes of intense fear or anxiety. Your breath may become short. You may feel your heart pounding.

Social anxiety disorder. Your anxiety about speaking or acting in public is very high. In public, you might be scared to talk or eat. Your daily life is affected by this problem.

Phobias. The object, situation, or activity that scares you is very specific. Fear of spiders, heights, or small spaces are just a few examples.