Anxiety is characterized by excessive, persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. It can manifest physically through symptoms like increased heart rate, sweating, and fatigue, and mentally through feelings of apprehension or dread. Anxiety disorders can interfere significantly with daily activities and overall well-being.

Three Examples of Anxiety Disorders include:

1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): An individual experiences chronic, excessive worry about various aspects of life, such as health, work, or social interactions, often expecting the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern. This can lead to physical symptoms like muscle tension and sleep disturbances.

2. Panic Disorder: A person suffers from recurrent, unexpected panic attacks, which are sudden periods of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms such as chest pain, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath. The fear of having another attack can be debilitating and lead to avoidance of certain places or situations.

3. Social Anxiety Disorder: An individual has an intense fear of social or performance situations where they may be judged, embarrassed, or scrutinized by others. This can result in avoidance of social interactions, affecting personal relationships and professional opportunities.

Anxiety disorders are typically treated with a combination of therapy, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and medication management.

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