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Anxiety: About and Treatment

Is that terrible feeling that something bad is going to happen...

Anxiety disorders are a category of "Mental Disorders" characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events, they may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and nervousness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety.

As with depression significant progress has been made in the understanding of anxiety and its treatment, not only medication (antidepressants and axiolitics) but psychological treatment has proven to be as effective without the side effects. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a mid to short term therapy that can provide the tool necessary for the individual to acquire the quality of life we are all meant to have.