Anxiety Disorders that can be associated with substance abuse and co-dependency.
Anxiety disorders can easily be associated with slips, busts or relapse. To maintain sobriety these need to be addressed either through the 12 Steps with your sponsor or with professional help.
There are many types of anxiety disorders that include panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety ‘disorders’, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person’s ability to lead a normal life.
An anxiety disorder is a serious mental illness. For people with anxiety disorders, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming, and can be crippling.
What Are the Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder?
Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but general symptoms include:
- Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness
- Uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts
- Repeated thoughts or flashbacks of traumatic experiences
- Ritualistic behaviors, such as repeated hand washing
- Problems sleeping
- Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
- Shortness of breath
- An inability to be still and calm
- Dry mouth
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Muscle tension
Other topics in the article at Web MD are;
- What Are the Types of Anxiety Disorders?
- What Causes Anxiety Disorders?
- How Are Anxiety Disorders Treated?
- Can Anxiety Disorders Be Prevented?
Full article at; Web MD