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Suffering from moments of intense discomfort or fear that causes anxiety symptoms such as increased sweating, increased heart rate/breathing rate, and shortness of breath
Leads to a situation where the individual is in extreme fear of another panic attack, often to the point where they change their own behavior and habits to remove anything that could cause another attack.
Fear of being in open, crowded, or enclosed spaces.
The phobia is rooted in being unable to either get help or immediately escape the location,
An individual who suffers from this will often go to extreme lengths to avoid any situations where there is no route of immediate escape or nearby assistance.
Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
Fear or anxiety about being observed and judged by others in social circumstances
-Parties, eating, giving a speech
Leads to avoidance of social situations or endurance with signs of extreme anxiety
Consistent fear or anxiety about a specific object or situation that leads to either avoidance or endurance with extreme anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Excessive anxiety over a large number of events or activities that occurs for at least six months
Associated with at least 3 of the following: fatigue, irritability, restlessness, disturbances during sleep, difficulty concentrating, and muscle tension.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reoccurring memories, dreams, or feelings of reliving a traumatic event (war, death, abuse) that leads to avoidance of external things that may lead to memories of the events or attempted avoidance of remembering the events.
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