Acute General
Anxiety Disorder

Acute general anxiety disorder is a form of abnormal state of human psyche backed by unfavorable domestic and professional circumstances.

However, it is true that some amount of stress and tension is essential in life as it helps to develop a positive sense of facing challenges and moving forward towards the desired goal.

The fright or flight response as mentioned by psychoanalysts will help you to behave rationally and bravely at times of danger.

To put it more specifically an acute general anxiety disorder is usually caused due to an aroused sense of trepidation, indecision or fright.

Anxiety disorder in several cases affects your normal physiological as well as psychological activities thereby making you reluctant in facing situations.

You will always have the tendency to hide your emotions and withdraw yourself from the society.

Acute general anxiety disorder may at times be exceedingly severe and may persist for a lengthier period. Depending upon this, anxiety disorder may be classified into the following categories:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Panic Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder (particularly noticeable in children)

Among all the above-mentioned acute general anxiety disorder cases, the most common and usual forms are general anxiety disorder and panic disorders. Psychological, physical and genetic factors combine to give access to anxiety disorder there by disrupting the normal flow of human characteristic.

When talking about generalized state of anxiety disorder, you should also take into account a variety of other additional symptoms like muscle tension, normal tiredness, lack of concentration, wakefulness and irritability.

In case of budding youths, this condition of acute general anxiety disorder is identified as overanxious disorder of childhood.

GAD or Generalized Anxiety Disorder never occurs alone. It is always accompanied by other mood disorders or psychosis. In this particular state of psychological imperfection, you may experience traumatic situations and feeling trough recurrent flashbacks, dreams or visual images.

It is also important for you to know that anxiety disorder can be further invigorated by getting severely addicted to alcohol. Alcohol has its own depressive properties, which makes a normal individual behave abnormally.

In addition to this, in case of an individual suffering from anxiety disorder alcohol may bring about major deterioration in his lifestyle by making him withdraw himself from social and professional areas.

At times, it becomes very difficult to trace the origin of acute general anxiety disorder. Under such circumstances whenever a physician is asking you, your answer may be, “Yes I know that I am nervous but about what I cannot really explain.”

This makes it very difficult for psychoanalysts to make a proper diagnosis of anxiety disorder.

However, the three most popular ways of anxiety disorder detection includes:

  • Patient interview
  • Substance abuse evaluation
  • Evaluation for other psychiatric disorders

A combination of physiological and psychopharmacologic approaches may prove to be the most important and significant treatment of acute general anxiety disorder.

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