Fear and anxiety are part of life. You may feel anxious before you take a test or walk down a dark street. This kind of anxiety is useful - it can make you more alert or careful. It usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people in the United States, the anxiety does not go away, and gets worse over time. They may have chest pains or nightmares. They may even be afraid to leave home. These people have anxiety disorders. Types include
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder
Treatment can involve medicines, therapy or both (Source: MedlinePlus)
This episode of Second Opinion looks at the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorder, and the research being done to identify new and improved medical and behavioral therapies that can help most people with anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives.
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Conduct an off-site search for Anxiety Disorder from MedlinePlus. These up-to-date search results are based on search terms specific to Second Opinion Key Points.
Anxiety main page – all aspects. Includes diagnosis/symptoms, treatment, disease management, coping, specific conditions, research, etc.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder main page – all aspects. Includes diagnosis/symptoms,treatment, disease management, coping, videos, specific conditions, research, etc.
Panic Disorder main page – all aspects. Includes overview, diagnosis/symptoms, treatment, statistics, etc.
Phobias main page – all aspects. Includes treatment, specific conditions, coping, health check tools,research, etc.
Stress main page – all aspects. Includes overviews, treatment, coping, specific conditions, research,etc.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – all aspects. Includes diagnosis/symptoms, treatment, rehabilitation/recovery, coping, specific conditions, research,etc.
Depression – main page – all aspects. Includes overviews, diagnosis/symptoms, treatment, coping, disease management, specific conditions, research, etc.
There are a very large number of organizations dedicated to helping people with anxiety disorder and their families and friends. This is only a partial list.
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.
ADAA promotes the early diagnosis, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders, and it is committed to improving the lives of the people who suffer from them.
Helpguide is a non-profit resource whose mission is to help people understand, prevent, and resolve life’s challenges. We empower people with knowledge and hope. Our goal is to give you the information and encouragement you need to take charge of your health and well-being and make healthy choices
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness.