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Anxiety Disorders Could Be Caused By Being Exposed To Narcissistic Abuse

Anxiety Disorders Caused By Being Exposed To Narcissistic Abuse

Anxiety Disorders can be a result of prolonged exposure to Narcissistic Abuse. People Who Believe In The Good Nature Of Others, Are Highly Sensitive Or Emotionally Intelligent, Are The Most Common Targets For Narcissistic Abuse.

Residing where any kind of emotional or mental abuse takes place is going to affect your health. Not only that, but the way you see yourself, and how much worth you believe you have, will suffer greatly.

When you are constantly told that you are the problem and that your rational and completely normal ways of responding to their abuse is contributing to the issue, what else could possibly be expected to happen? 

Your mind begins to sever- rationale and fear are intertwined, and the body reacts in several different ways, all displayed through types of anxiety disorders.

It’s unhealthy to surround yourself with these types of people or to stay in a relationship with them. But for some people, the abuse comes from a family member or parent, and escaping is only an option when you can leave their home.

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For those individuals, some disorders might have developed as a teenager, and continue to impact their adult relationships today.

The Mayo Clinic Has Compiled A List Of Several Types Of Anxiety Disorders, And Describes The Most Common Conditions As Follows:

1. Agoraphobia 

Pronounced as (ag-uh-ruh-FOE-be-uh) is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and often avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed.

2. Anxiety disorder 

Anxiety disorder due to a medical condition includes symptoms of intense anxiety or panic that are directly caused by a physical health problem.

3. Generalized anxiety disorder 

It includes persistent and excessive anxiety and worries about activities or events — even ordinary, routine issues.

The worry is out of proportion to the actual circumstance, is difficult to control and affects how you feel physically. It often occurs along with other anxiety disorders or depression.

4. Panic disorder 

This disorder involves repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks).

You may have feelings of impending doom, shortness of breath, chest pain, or a rapid, fluttering or pounding heart (heart palpitations). These panic attacks may lead to worrying about them happening again or avoiding situations in which they’ve occurred.

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5. Selective mutism 

It is a consistent failure of children to speak in certain situations, such as school, even when they can speak in other situations, such as at home with close family members. This can interfere with school, work and social functioning. 

6. Separation anxiety disorder

It is a childhood disorder characterized by anxiety that’s excessive for the child’s developmental level and related to separation from parents or others who have parental roles.

7. Social anxiety disorder

It is also known as social phobia and involves high levels of anxiety, fear and avoidance of social situations due to feelings of embarrassment, self-consciousness and concern about being judged or viewed negatively by others.

8. Specific phobias

Anxiety Disorders Could Be Caused By Being Exposed To Narcissistic Abuse
Anxiety Disorders Could Be Caused By Being Exposed To Narcissistic Abuse

Specific phobias are characterized by major anxiety when you’re exposed to a specific object or situation and a desire to avoid it. Phobias provoke panic attacks in some people.

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9. Substance-induced anxiety disorder 

This disorder is characterized by symptoms of intense anxiety or panic that are a direct result of abusing drugs, taking medications, being exposed to a toxic substance, or withdrawal from drugs.

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