Anxiety is a mental health disorder that causes nervousness, fear, or apprehension. It is an emotional condition with a feeling of uneasiness and worry, which may be accompanied by muscular tension, fatigue, and problem in concentration. On the other hand, stress is a physical response to a change in one s environment. It is one of the ways of the body to make us alert and get prepared for action. The heart may beat faster, breathing may become quicker, and muscles may get tensed in case of stress.
Which of the following statements about anxiety is true?
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One in three women and one in five men are likely to get affected by a generalized anxiety disorder. It is characterized by more than six months of excessive, unrealistic, and impractical worry over everyday problems.
Which of the following is not a type of anxiety disorder?
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Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder, characterized by extreme moods of mania and depression. Panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and social phobia are types of anxiety disorders.
Which of the following treatment options are suitable for managing anxiety disorders?
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Treating an anxiety patient depends upon the factors and causes of anxiety and individual preferences of the patient. Anxiety treatment may consist of medication therapy, or psychological therapy, or both in combination. Anxiety disorder in some patients can be treated without the supervision of a doctor. This may involve relaxation technique, slow breathing, healthy lifestyle, and exercise.
Facing situations that provoke anxiety may help in recovering from anxiety disorders.
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Avoiding fearful situations may lead to anxiety-related problems. One needs to learn to cope with the fear rather than avoiding the situation as avoiding these situations means you are losing the opportunity where you can learn to deal with the fear. Behavior therapy which involves exposure to the things that make the patient anxious is an effective type of treatment for anxiety disorders.