Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a normal reaction to everyday stress. It is common for people to feel anxious when they have problems at work, before passing an exam or when they need to make an important decision. If the anxiety is exaggerated and prolonged, it could be a more serious problem. Anxiety disorders can only be spoken of when there is disproportionate fear and anxiety, which have lasted for at least six months and which have a real impact on daily life.32

There are several anxiety disorders, namely phobias, panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress, among others. All have in common a feeling of exacerbated anxiety, which lasts for several months and is the most frequent psychiatric disorder.