The 3 most common forms of anxiety disorder

Talking about anxiety disorder what we tend to forget is that there are forms of anxiety. It’s not that every single person is suffering from same kind of disorder. It won’t be correct to say it differs from person to person but yes it does differs depending on the situation. Yes, there are different forms of anxiety disorder.

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Let, us look at how many forms of anxiety disorder are actually there:-

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Phobic anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Agoraphobia

Out of the above mentioned 6 forms of anxiety disorder, the 1st 3 are the most common form of this disorder. So, it is about these 3 forms which we are going to discuss in detail over here today. By most common form what I mean is that most people suffering from anxiety have either of these 3 types of disorders.

A brief view of the 3 common forms of anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

Out of even the 3 common, this is the most widely spread form of the disorder. As its name suggests it means getting worried about anything. When you find yourself taking extra tension regarding every trivial thing then understand that you are becoming a victim of GAD. You may even find yourself asking “what am I actually thinking?” Thinking about this question is also a mental tension.

Problems faced by GAD patients

  • Lack of self-control
  • Constant restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Tense muscle
  • Overthinking
  • Negativity

Unnecessary mental tension physical uneasiness is the key to GAD.


Phobic anxiety disorder

Phobic anxiety disorder is further categorized into 2 types:-

  1. Social phobia
  2. Specific phobia

Social phobia is about being uncomfortable in a social gathering whereas, specific phobia is being conscious of any particular thing like it can be anything. The common ones are-  blood, animal, airplane, thunderstorm, height, etc.

Talking about social phobia you will find such people around you who do not want to go to any gathering. They always prefer solitude. It’s all cause they have a fear constantly going on inside their head. The fear of being judged, the fear of being presentable, the fear of interacting, the fear of openness, the fear of being ignored, the fear of embarrassment and many such fears.

Problems faced by phobic anxiety disorder patients
  • Nervousness at the thought of socializing
  • Lack of confidence to present themselves
  • Fear of public speaking
  • Feeling uncomfortable with new people

It’s not that people with social phobia are just nervous in an unknown gathering, even in known gatherings they prefer cornering themselves.


Panic disorder

Very often we tend to mix up panic disorder and GAD but it’s not so. Where GAD is over thinking about anything and everything in this world panic disorder is strictly restricted to a particular thing. It is the fear of losing something like what if I lose my job, what if a dog bites me or jumps upon me, what if I have an accident, what if my partner betrays me???? There are many such whats in our life. It is the fear of losing this what or the happening of this what which is known as panic disorder.

It is further categorized into 2 parts:-

  1. Actual panic attack
  2. The fear of getting a panic attack

Though panic disorder is a mental thing, all its symptoms are related to physical bodies, such as:-

  • Heart palpitation
  • Dizziness
  • Indigestion
  • Numbness
  • Breathing problem
  • Chest pain
  • Body pain
  • Restlessness

Constant fear of getting a panic attack can actually lead to a panic attack.


These are the 3 most common forms of anxiety disorder for you which most of the people face. Very soon will come with medical problems faced by anxiety disorder patients and how to treat it.