What is the Definition of Anxiety?
As a pastor, it is good to have a general understanding of the different types of mental health conditions that you may encounter in your duties. Among these differing types of mental conditions there are several forms of anxiety disorder. The following article gives a break down of the different types of anxiety disorders:
“Anxiety disorders serious medical illnesses that involve intense feelings of fear, anxiety, worry or apprehension often associated with specific situations, events or objects. The physical symptoms that accompany these feelings include heart palpitations, trembling, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea and diarrhea.
There are different types of anxiety disorders, but all share the feelings of excessive fear and dread. Types of anxiety orders include panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia or social anxiety disorder, specific phobias (such as fears of enclosed or open spaces) and generalized anxiety disorder.”