Hi, how are you doing? Hope you are doing well. In the previous article, we discussed what is anxiety and the difference between fear and anxiety. 

In today’s article, we will explore types of anxiety and end with a small exercise in which you need to identify what type of anxiety you face.

So let’s get started. 

Commonly there are three types of anxiety

Three most common types of anxiety:

Acute Anxiety

This is when you find yourself suffering from sudden fear or panic. Experiencing physical symptoms like heart palpations, shaking, sweating, dry mouth, muscle tension, fast shallow breathing. An example of acute anxiety can be phobias.  

Social Anxiety

It’s a condition in which one can become anxious and fearful where they have to socially interact with friends, strangers, or mostly a group. Or the anxiety one feels when they have to perform in front of people. 

General Anxiety

This relates to a person who is emotionally anxious as they are worried about what might happen in the future. They believe that they will be unable to cope with all the awful things that will happen to them. Thinking that they might be a failure. Its physical symptoms may include fatigue, sleep difficulties, nightmares, teeth grinding, and poor cognition.

If you are struggling with anxiety, you need to identify which type of anxiety I usually feel. The good news is that anxiety is treatable and manageable. 

To find out how anxiety is treatable, I request you to take some time out and figure out what type of anxiety you have. In the next article, we will explore panic attacks and phobias and later find out techniques to treat anxiety. Till then stay strong. 

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