How many types of anxiety have been diagnosed in anxious patients?

Anxiety is often a cause of insomnia or sleeplessness.

Many types of anxiety have been diagnosed in anxious patients.

Each type of anxiety disorder has its own unique set of symptoms and characteristics - and each type can be mild, medium, or intense - and it is important to understand the individual’s specific diagnosis in order to develop an effective treatment or support plan.

1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Characterised by excessive, unrealistic worry and tension about everyday events and activities.

2. Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

Characterised by intense fear, self-consciousness, and embarrassment in social or performance situations.

3. Panic Disorder

Characterised by sudden and unexpected panic attacks, along with feelings of apprehension or dread.

4. Specific Phobia

Characterised by an excessive or irrational fear of a specific object, situation, or activity, such as heights, closed-in spaces, or animals.

5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Characterised by persistent, uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviours (compulsions).

6. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Characterised by symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and avoidance behaviours that develop after a traumatic event.

7. Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)

Characterised by symptoms such as dissociation, anxiety, and avoidance behaviours that develop in response to a traumatic event.

8. Agoraphobia

Characterised by fear of being in situations from which escape may be difficult or embarrassing, or in which help may not be available in the event of a panic attack.

9. Separation Anxiety Disorder

Characterised by excessive fear of separation from home or attachment figures.

11. Selective Mutism

Characterised by a persistent failure to speak in specific social situations, despite the ability to speak in other situations.

12. Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Characterised by persistent preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in one's physical appearance.

13. Illness Anxiety Disorder

Characterised by excessive worry about having a serious illness despite having no or only mild symptoms.

14. Substance/Medication - Induced Anxiety Disorder

Characterised by symptoms of anxiety that are a direct result of the use of a substance or medication.

It's important to note that this is not an exhaustive list - there are many other forms of anxiety, and some people may have symptoms that don't fit neatly into any one specific category.

Many people will struggle a little with multiple forms of mild anxiety* that cause regular sleeplessness and/or prevent adequate sleep at night.

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*A proper diagnosis can only be made by a mental health professional after a comprehensive evaluation.