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Different types of anxiety disorders are known to include social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and specific phobias. Sometimes, anxiety can be triggered by a medical condition. However, consulting an online doctor for anxiety and depression can help you manage the condition.


What are
Anxiety Disorders?

An anxiety disorder is a mental condition where you may feel fear in certain events or circumstances. In addition, you could suffer the physical symptoms of anxiety, like heavy perspiration, increased heart rate, and high blood pressure. Let's discuss the types, causes, systems and treatments, and medications of Anxiety Disorders.

Although anxiety is a normal part of life, people with anxiety disorders often experience intense worry and fear about various situations. These disorders often trigger repeated episodes of fear and panic attacks.

These feelings can interfere with daily activities and can last for a long time. People with anxiety disorders may start developing symptoms as early as childhood or adolescence. They can also avoid certain situations to prevent their feelings from returning.

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Who Is At Risk For Anxiety Disorders?

Environmental and genetic factors can increase the risk of anxiety disorders. Some of these include behavioral inhibition and shyness.

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How Do Anxiety Disorders Affect Children?

It’s normal for kids to feel scared, anxious, or worried at certain times.

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Types Of Anxiety Disorders

There are four main types of anxiety disorders, including:

Panic disorder
Separation anxiety

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder induces abrupt and intense panic attacks in anxiety sufferers. This disorder has more intense effects than the other types of anxiety disorders.

What Happens During a Panic Attack?

Patients might feel the following things during a panic attack:

Sensation of choking
The feeling of a heart attack
Heart palpitations.
Chest pain.


Phobias are intense fears based on specific things or events. Some of these fears are rational, while some might be irrational. However, the fear triggers a quiet and intense response in both cases.


Agoraphobia is an intense fear that induces a feeling of helplessness. These patients normally prefer working with a depression virtual doctor and get consultations online since their condition prevents them from visiting a doctor in person. Usually, agoraphobia manifests itself as fear in either of the following environments:

Confined spaces
Large crowds
outside the home
Public or cramped transportation


Separation Anxiety Disorder

This condition is commonly seen in children, and in some cases, teens. People that suffer from separation anxiety feel restless or uneasy when separated from their parents. These children may suffer from fear of their parents abandoning them or hurting them some other way. Separation anxiety disorder occurs mostly in preschoolers. However, teens and adults going through stress can experience it as well.

Causes of Anxiety Disorders

Stress: long periods of severe stress can cause mood swings, feelings of anxiousness, etc.
Other factors: suffering a traumatic event, such as emotional or physical trauma.
Heredity: an individual can suffer from an anxiety disorder if they have a family history of it.


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Symptoms Of
Anxiety Disorders

Depending on the type, symptoms can vary for anxiety disorders, including physical, mental, and behavioral. Typical symptoms include:


Numbness in the body
Muscle tension
Heart palpitations
Shortness of breath
Cold or sweaty hands
Dry mouth


Remembering and reliving the trauma
Overwhelming and compulsive thinking


Fidgeting and pacing
Inability to stay calm
Sleeping troubles


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Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

An anxiety disorder requires constant and comprehensive treatment like most mental health conditions. Its needs therapy and medication to improve the patient's symptoms. In recent decades, significant progress has been made in the treatment and medication to help those who suffer from such conditions as depression and Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Your treatment for depression and anxiety may even include a combination of exercises, psychotherapy, and medication, to achieve the best results.


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Medications For

Anxiety Disorders

Medications can only improve anxiety symptoms and not cure them. The prescribed medication can help you manage your symptoms to improve your quality of life and improve mental health. These medications include:

  • Anti-anxiety medications like benzodiazepines may reduce the feeling of anxiety, fear, worry, and panic. They work almost immediately, but your body may build a tolerance to it over time.
  • Antidepressants—help with anxiety disorders. They manage your neurochemicals to decrease your stress levels and maintain your mood. Antidepressants are also used as Anti-anxiety medications. In fact, you can use Anti-anxiety medications after tapering off of Antidepressants for a more efficient treatment plan.
  • Beta-blockers— help with physical symptoms like elevated heart rate, shivering, and shaking.

You can make an appointment online to visit a doctor to consult in treatment and management of your anxiety disorders or depression. At TelMDCare, our telemedicine doctors for depression can help develop a treatment plan and prescribe anxiety disorders and depression medications.


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FAQs about Anxiety and Depression

01 What is the Link between Anxiety and Depression?

People with depression often experience anxiety, excessive worry and even panic attacks. These conditions are often co-occurring.

02What is Anxiety?

People with anxiety often feel uneasy, worried, or terrified due to their circumstances or due to the anticipation of a future event.

03What Is Depression?

In clinical depression, a person's behavior, thinking, and feelings are severely affected. Unlike normal sadness, this condition is persistent and can interfere with a person's ability to anticipate or experience pleasure. It can also lead to other health risks. The symptoms of this condition can last for several weeks or even years. If left untreated, it can cause significant impairment and worsen the patient's health.

04What Are The Signs Of Depression?

A person experiencing major depression is considered to have this condition if they experience at least five of the symptoms in a row for two weeks. One of these must be either loss of pleasure or interest. Most of the day, the person experiences a depressed mood. They frequently lose interest in activities and are prone to experiencing feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. In addition, they may experience fatigue and a loss of energy. They may also feel guilty or feel worthless. They may think about suicide attempts or death.

05How Can Depression Be Diagnosed And Treated?

Getting a medical evaluation is the first step in diagnosing depression. A doctor can determine if a medical condition is contributing to the patient's condition by performing various tests and conducting a physical examination. If a medical condition is ruled out, the patient can then be referred to a mental health professional. Individuals diagnosed with depression can be treated with various methods. Some of the most common treatment methods include medication and psychotherapy.

06Why Is Depression More Common In Women Than In Men?

Compared to men, women are more prone to experiencing depression. About 20% of women will experience a depressive episode in their lifetime. Scientists are currently trying to determine why women are more prone to experiencing this condition. Various factors such as biological, psychosocial, and hormonal factors are known to play a role in the development of this condition. Before adolescence, both boys and girls experience depression at the same rate. However, by then, the latter is more likely to develop this condition than the former. Some of the possible reasons why this occurs is due to the hormonal and biological changes that occur during puberty. Studies also suggest that women are more prone to experiencing depression when they experience difficult situations. They reportedly are more likely to continue feeling guilty or sad even after going through something difficult.

07What Is Postpartum Depression (PPD)?

Being a new mother can make it hard for women to cope with the changes that occur after giving birth. Some new mothers experience a brief period of depression called the "baby blues." These symptoms usually go away within the following few days. However, experiencing postpartum depression can last for several months following the birth of a child. This condition is considered to be a serious illness that requires continuous emotional and physical support. According to some studies, women who experience this condition have previously experienced depressive episodes.

08What Is The Relationship Between Depression and Menopause?

The concept of menopause refers to the period of absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During this time, the production of certain hormones decreases permanently. This condition can make it hard for a woman to get pregnant. It can also increase their risk of experiencing depression. Scientists are currently trying to determine how the various changes that occur during this period can affect the brain chemistry of individuals with depression.

09What About Depression Later In Life?

Some of the factors that can affect the development of depression later in life are the changes in the body and brain. For instance, older adults may experience a condition known as ischemia, which can restrict the flow of blood. Over time, the blood vessels may become less flexible, and this may prevent the blood from going to the brain and other organs. If this condition is diagnosed in older adults without a family history of depression, then they may develop vascular depression. This condition can also lead to cardiovascular issues, such as heart disease or stroke.