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ICD-10 code: F41

Chapter: Mental and behavioural disorders

Other Anxiety Disorders Explained

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions that are characterized by excessive worry, fear, and nervousness. While generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder are the most commonly known types, there are several other anxiety disorders that can be just as debilitating.

  1. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  3. Specific Phobias
  4. Separation Anxiety Disorder
  5. Selective Mutism
  6. Illness Anxiety Disorder

Each of these anxiety disorders is different in their symptoms and causes, but they all share a common theme of intense fear and worry. Understanding these disorders can help individuals seek the appropriate treatment and support they need.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by unwanted, intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors or mental acts. People with OCD often feel compelled to repeat certain behaviors, such as washing their hands or checking things repeatedly, in an attempt to ease their anxiety. These behaviors can interfere with daily life and cause significant distress.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that develops after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD can include flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance of certain triggers, and hyperarousal. PTSD can be caused by a variety of traumatic events, such as combat, sexual assault, or a natural disaster.

Specific Phobias

Specific phobias are intense, irrational fears of specific objects or situations. Common phobias include heights, spiders, and flying. People with specific phobias may experience panic attacks or avoid certain situations in an attempt to avoid their fear.

Separation Anxiety Disorder

Separation anxiety disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that is often associated with children, but can also affect adults. It is characterized by excessive fear or anxiety about being separated from a loved one or caregiver. People with separation anxiety disorder may experience physical symptoms such as nausea, headaches, or stomachaches when separated from their loved one.

Selective Mutism

Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by a persistent failure to speak in certain situations, such as at school or in social situations. This disorder is often diagnosed in children, but can also affect adults. People with selective mutism may experience extreme anxiety or fear when faced with the need to speak in certain situations.

Illness Anxiety Disorder