DrBev, I Feel like I am losing control or going crazy?

Anxiety attacks, known as panic attacks in mental health circles, are episodes of intense panic or fear.

Anxiety attacks usually occur suddenly and without warning.

Sometimes there’s an obvious trigger — getting stuck in an elevator, for example, or thinking about the big speech you’re giving in a few hours—but in other cases, the attacks come out of the blue.

Disclaimer: The information in The Anxiety Test (the Test) is published for the sole purpose of intellectual stimulation, education and general knowledge.

Anxiety attacks usually peak within ten minutes, and they rarely last more than a half hour.

But during that short time, the terror can be so severe that you feel as if you’re about to die or totally lose control. The physical symptoms are themselves so frightening that many people believe they’re having a heart attack.

After an anxiety attack is over, you may be worried about having another one, particularly in a public place where help isn’t available or you can’t easily escape.

Anxiety can be divided into eight central categories.

These eight categories correspond with eight major anxiety disorders, all of which are treatable and are extremely common.

After taking this test, you will be able to tell if you show signs of suffering from one or more of these disorders.

The eight categories are as follows:

  1. Panic Disorder – Do you have panic attacks for no reason?
  2. Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Are you always worried about something?
  3. Anxiety Disorder with Depression – Do you swing between intense emotions of worry and despair?
  4. Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia – Does your fear of leaving the house cause you to have panic attacks
  5. Social Phobia – Are you terrified of public evaluation and interaction
  6. Simple Phobia – Do you have an unreasonable and persistent fear that focuses on a specific animal, object or situation
  7. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Are you repeatedly compelled to perform rituals to counteract or prevent your obsessive fear
  8. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Are you plagued by anxiety due to a past traumatic experience?


DrBev is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist, Seminar - WorkShop Facilitator, Radio Personality, Author and President and Educational Director of DrBev Mental Health Counseling.
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