Anxiety disorders in older adults can be triggered by the transition into aging that includes changes in health, memory, finances, relationships, and more. Additionally, the fear of aging itself, loneliness, becoming sick or hurt or passing away can be attributed to anxiety.
Anxiety disorders range from OCD to PTSD and may be linked to several risk factors in older adults. Let’s explore the different types of disorders and how age can affect the prevalence of each. [continue reading…]
The basic definition of a phobia is an intense irrational fear. Meaning a fear that causes you distress when there is no logical reason you should be distressed.
Agoraphobia, social phobia, claustrophobia, and arachnophobia are the most common phobias people suffer from. However, a phobia isn’t limited to these particular categories.
A phobia can be an irrational fear of any object, place, animal, situation, or feeling. Really, the definition of phobia is broad. However, only a trained professional can diagnose a phobia.  [continue reading…]