Raja said that there are many types of anxiety disorders
that include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress syndrome, social anxiety disorder
and generalized anxiety disorder
The average age of onset of social anxiety disorder
was 12 years in the 77 men and 86 women.
Overall, women are 60 percent more likely than men to experience an anxiety disorder
, and whites are more likely to experience an anxiety disorder
than blacks or Hispanics, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Also, certain environmental factors such as a trauma may trigger an anxiety disorder
in people who have an inherited susceptibility to developing the disorder.
It is widely believed that anxiety disorders
like other mental disorders can also be triggered due to negative life events, familial problems (eg conflicts, abuses) considered as chronic stress-inducing situations, separation/role inversion during childhood, lack of social interaction, peer acceptance and rejection, poor life satisfaction etc.
However, probably at least 1 in 5 might have some type of anxiety disorder
," the researcher added.
He notes anxiety disorders
include: panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder
, specific phobias and generalized anxiety disorder
2) Further, several prospective studies have shown that a prenatal anxiety disorder
is one of the strongest risk factors for developing postnatal depression.
Higher rates of past-year impairment associated with an anxiety disorder
were found among those with childhood-onset anxiety disorders
relative to those with adult-onset anxiety.
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, which makes quetiapine XR, filed three supplemental applications with the Food and Drug Administration this year to expand approvals of the drug to include treatment for manic or depressive episodes of bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder
(including maintenance therapy).
If left untreated, symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder
may progress to
At age 36, she tried to commit suicide and finally received a diagnosis: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), an anxiety disorder
in which people suffer from unwanted, senseless, yet distressing intrusive thoughts called obsessions.
In addition, anxiety disorders
tend to run in families (Skre, Onstad, Edvardsen, Torgersen, & Kringlen, 1994), and first-degree relatives, such as siblings, of a patient with an anxiety disorder
are at greater risk of developing an anxiety disorder
compared with the general population (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).
Associations between most substance use disorders and independent mood and anxiety disorders
were overwhelmingly positive and significant, suggesting that treatment for a comorbid mood or anxiety disorder
should not be withheld from individuals with substance use disorders.
Up to 20% of children and adolescents are affected by persistent and excessive worry that can manifest as generalized anxiety disorder
, separation anxiety disorder
, and social phobia.