Panic and phobias affect one in ten people at some point in life. According to the SEP, anxiety is a normal feeling of fear in difficult situations but, if too strong, can paralyze a person.
“Panic is a sudden and unexpected increase in anxiety; in response, you want out of the situation that caused it, “defines the US Society of Psychiatry. For its part, the phobia “is a fear of situations or things that are not dangerous and that most people do not find troublesome.”
Anxiety: the patients feels worried all the time, tired, irritable and sleep poorly. Physical symptoms such as pain, tremors, deep breath, dizziness, fainting, indigestion and diarrhea will occur.
Panic: is presented as a feeling of fear and sudden loss of control. The rate of respiration increases, the heart beats hard, sweat and no thoughts of death.
Phobia: It comes as anxiety but only on specific occasions. If a person is afraid of dogs at a level of phobia, will ensure that your routine revolves around a safe environment. If left untreated, eventually the fear dominates the life of the person.
Anxiety can be a symptom of drug such as LSD, amphetamines or ecstasy.
Anxiety has prevalence between 1% and 5% of the population in US, according to the statistics.
Psychotherapy: Talking to a professional is helpful to understand the problem and fix it.
Medication: Sometimes the use of tranquilizers such as Valium is recommended, although usually very addictive, so it should only be taken for a couple of weeks and under medical care.
Antidepressants also work, but they have side effects such as nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth and constipation.