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Types of Anxiety Disorders

There are a number of different types of anxiety disorders, and symptoms and treatment will vary depending on the type of disorder you are diagnosed with. Learn about the major types of anxiety disorders here.

Types of Anxiety

  • Social Anxiety Disorder
    Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is an intense, persistent fear of being scrutinized and negatively evaluated by others in social or performance situations.
  • Performance Anxiety
    Fear of Public Speaking is said to be the Number One fear reported in surveys of American adults, topping such fears as the fear of flying, financial ruin, sickness, and even death!
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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    In obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) a person is troubled by a pattern of intrusive, distressing thoughts and repetitive behaviors.
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    Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    In generalized anxiety disorder, a person has persistent, nagging feelings of worry or anxiety...
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    Panic Disorder
    Panic attacks are more than just a feeling of nervousness. Learn more about about panic disorder here.
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    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    Learn more about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and find out what can be done about this public health crisis.
  • When Anxiety is Tied to Hormonal Changes
    Expert Lynn Taetzsch discusses the differences and similarities between anxiety that appears as part of PMS and anxiety disorder.

Learn About School Related Anxiety

  • Help Your Child Deal with Anxiety at School
    Read through Eileen Bailey's 6 articles and discover tips on talking to the teacher, dealing with separation anxiety in small children, helping out with math related anxietyand much more.

Types of Phobias

  • What Are Phobias? 
    Read on to find out what phobias are and how to know when to seek treatment.
  • Needle Phobia
    If you find yourself scared of needles or sharp, pointed objects, read on to find out how to treat this fear and what might have caused it.
  • Aviophobia or Fear of Flying
    Fear of flying is one of the more common phobias.  Find out here what might trigger this fear and what you can do to treat it when you next find yourself in the air.
  • Dental Phobia
    Terrified of the dentist? You are not alone. Find out what might have caused this phobia and discover tips on how to keep it under control so you can finally go take care of that toothache!
  • Animal and Bird Phobias
    What might seem like an irrational fear of certain animals may be an actual phobia and part of an anxiety disorder.  Read on to find out causes and treatments for your particular fear.
  • Claustrophobia
    Learn how to identify claustrophobia and what measures can be taken to treat this particular type of anxiety.
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    Eileen Bailey on Agoraphobia
    See what one of our experts has to say about Agoraphobia, including causes and coping strategies.
  • Why I Keep Performing
    Expert Lynn Taetzsch shares her personal experience with performance anxiety and what drives her to continue to give talks in front of a group of people, despite her fear.
  • Is It Possible to Inherit a Phobia?
    Expert Lynn Taetzsch explores the possibility that phobias can be inherited. Her fear of spiders seems to be shared by her grandson.