Every emotion has a starting point. Sometimes going back to the basics and working your way up is the best approach for managing stress.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder*
Characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder*
Characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as hand washing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called “rituals,” however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety.
Characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations. Social phobia can be limited to only one type of situation – such as a fear of speaking in formal or informal situations, or eating or drinking in front of others – or, in its most severe form, may be so broad that a person experiences symptoms almost anytime they are around other people.