A mental health disorder characterised by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities. Like most mental health problems, anxiety disorders appear to be caused by a combination of biological factors, psychological factors and challenging life experiences such as stressful or traumatic life events, a family history of anxiety disorders, childhood development issues, alcohol, medications or illicit substances, other medical or psychiatric problems. Job performance, school work and personal relationships can be affected. The causes of anxiety disorders are currently unknown but likely involve a combination of factors including genetic, environmental, psychological and developmental.
Anxiety disorders can run in families, suggesting that a combination of genes and environmental stresses can produce the disorders. People often live with anxiety disorders for years before they are diagnosed and treated. If you suspect that you have an anxiety disorder, it is important to seek professional treatment as soon as possible. Anxiety disorders are treatable, and early treatment can help to ensure treatment success. It can be managed by Lifestyle modification along with cognitive behaviour therapy. Mild doses of antidepressants do help in overcoming it at a faster speed. Call us to know more !