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Feeling anxious is normal. In fact, it’s a body’s one way to help you solve a problem or a concern. However, an anxiety disorder is different. It can cause so much distress that it interferes with your ability to function on a daily basis. This type of disorder is a serious mental illness. For individuals who are suffering from anxiety disorder, it can be a debilitating and the constant worrying and fear is overwhelming. There are many types of anxiety disorders.

Panic Disorder

Individuals who are suffering from panic disorder will have feelings of utter terror that can come suddenly without warning. Along with their panic attack are symptoms including sweating, chest pain, palpitation and feeling of chocking.

Social Anxiety Disorder

The individual with this condition will have extreme fear and overwhelming worry every time they have to be with people or in any social situations. The fear is centered on being laughed at, judged by others may behave that will cause embarrassment that will ultimately lead to ridicule.

Specific Phobias

Specific phobias are unknown fear of a specific situation or object such as fear of spiders, creepy crawlies, and fear of flying. The fear is too much that it prevents them from the ability to think and function normally.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

There is excessive and oftentimes unrealistic fear without any real cause or anything that could provoke the anxiety.

The following signs and symptoms are not specific to any anxiety disorder. These are just general symptoms that are commonly seen in anxiety disorders.

  • Unexplainable feelings of fear, panic, and uneasiness
  • Trouble with sleeping
  • Sweaty extremities
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Abnormal heart rate
  • Dry mouth
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
  • Muscle tension
  • Dizziness

The cause of anxiety disorders is not because of upbringing or a result of character flaw. Researchers have been able to conduct studies and it shows it is a combination of several factors, including genes, the mental health, and environmental stress.

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If you think you are suffering from Anxiety Disorders you should seek medical assistance. You may also be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The SSA considered Anxiety Disorders as a medical condition that would make you eligible for SSDI and SSI. Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a “Listing of Medical Impairments” (known as the blue book) that automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).