The way that anxiety is expressed differs from person to person; sometimes it can be diagnosed in some of the following ways.
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – this is having regular or uncontrollable worries about many different things in everyday life.
- Social Anxiety Disorder – this is an extreme fear or anxiety triggered by social situations.
- Panic Disorder – this is having regular panic attacks without a clear cause or trigger.
- Phobia – an extreme fear or anxiety triggered by a particular situation.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – anxiety caused by going through a traumatic situation.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – this is when anxiety involves having repetitive thoughts, behaviours or urges.
- Health Anxiety – a relation to OCD where there is an obsession or compulsion relating to illness including researching symptoms.
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) – this is where there is an obsession or compulsion relating to physical appearance.