Anxiety Neurosis

Anxiety neurosis is a common type of psychoneurosis, which involves distress but not accompanied by hallucinations and delusion. Patients of this mental disorder have imaginary fears and feel as if they are losing control of their lives. Such people are extremely anxious and become panicky in certain situations that they feel are not in their control. Perceived dangers, irrational fears, inability in dealing with normal stress in life are major culprits behind anxiety neurosis.

Anxiety neurosis is characterized by feeling of impending doom, despair, confinement and suspense. Besides that, one may experience panic attacks, anxiousness about future, chest pain, a racing heart, sweating, nausea, unpleasant thoughts and depression. The disorder is considered to be a combination of actions of behavioral system, the mental system and the physical system in response to anxiety.

Treatment methods include cognitive behavior therapy, exposure therapy, hypnosis, medication, meditation, and self help exercises.