Anxiety Disorders at YourMind.Clinic

anxietyAnxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses which cause a person to feel excessively distressed, frightened or uneasy during situations in which other people may not share the same feelings.

These are common in the U.K., affecting 1 in 10 people at some stage in their lives and preventing them from normally carrying out with their lives.

If untreated, the disorders can push their sufferers to develop low self-esteem, which, in turn, can cause depression, isolation and substance abuse problems.

Some of the common anxiety disorders are:

Panic Disorders – Individuals diagnosed with this disorder experience sudden feelings of terror as well as physical symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and feelings of being disconnected.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD) – OCD is a disorder identified by repetitive, intrusive and irrational thoughts and/or rituals that seem impossible to control. For instance, OCD sufferers with a compulsion to clean will be organising and vacuuming all the time to release their anxieties and feel safe.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Following a traumatic event, individuals may feel “on edge” for some time and even suffer from nightmares and flashbacks. However, it may take a while for people to discuss their experiences since they may be too embarrassed or scared to recall the trauma. Here at YourMind.Clinic, Dr Ahmed has successfully treated people with EMDR or Rapid Eye November Desensitisation and Regulation therapy.

Phobia – Phobia is the disabling and irrational fear of something that will not endanger most people. The fear can be crippling, causing sufferers to panic or avoid object or situations that cause feelings of terrors.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – GAD sufferers experience chronic and exaggerated worrying about everyday events, making it difficult to concentrate on routine activities. Some individuals even experience physical symptoms such as fatigue and nausea.

Social Anxiety Disorder – This is an intense fear of social situations that causes people to fear being in public. Some even suffer from symptoms similar to panic attacks, making it difficult for them to go to social gathering.

Symptoms and Causes You Should Know About

Symptoms of anxiety disorders will depend on the disorder you or your loved one is suffering from. For instance, individuals suffering phobia will avoid the things they are scared of the most, be sensitive to criticism, and develop low self-esteem. As for the causes of these disorders, studies suggest that they may be genetic. However, new research indicates that they may be caused by brain injury or environmental factors.


The sudden appearance of anxiety symptoms requires immediate attention. Dr Ahmed can quickly guide you or your loved one and recommend appropriate treatment. This may be a combination of treatments depending on the severity of the condition.

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