Did you know that a lot of or sometimes the majority of anxiety disorders are caused due to exposure to narcissistic abuse?
The most common targets for social abuse are highly sensitive and emotionally intelligent people who are by nature prone to behaving like humanists. People who are of lesser social means (meaning less socially powerful or influential) are also likely targets, too.
If you live in a home where abuse is prevalent, expect your health to decline and your self-conception to suffer. Being told all the time YOU are the problem for reacting to abuse in ways that are actually emotionally intelligent and PHYSICALLY appropriate tends to cause victim self-identity to suffer.
If you feel like you are unsure whether you over-react to abuse or you are justified in being upset when you are lied to, conned by a love fraud, are cheated on, are beaten or sexually assaulted, threatened with murder, etc… your mind and body are already experiencing symptoms of extreme Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or C-PTSD.
Chances are you are likely to be developing a form of Stockholm Syndrome based on trauma bonding with your Abuser. When and if a trauma bond forms, the biology of the human form does a couple of things.
If you are healthy and sane, you will tend to trust your own eyes and ears as well as sanity. If you catch a partner cheating, for instance, but they blame YOU? Or an Enabler tries to convince you that your abuser loves you in their own way? Or they tell you that physical assault is for your own good?
Seriously, if you believe them you are already likely to be living with adrenal fatigue and heightened forms of pervasive social anxiety soon.
The following list of anxiety disorder types was compiled by the Mayo Clinic.
1. Agoraphobia (ag-uh-ruh-FOE-be-uh)
It 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 due to a medical condition
This includes symptoms of intense anxiety or panic that are directly caused by a physical health problem.
3. Generalized anxiety disorder
This 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 and is difficult to control and affects how you feel physically. It often occurs along with other anxiety disorders or depression.
Have you ever experienced an anxiety disorder due to narcissism? Read Anxiety Disorders Could Be Caused By Being Exposed To Narcissistic Abuse
4. Panic disorder
This 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.
5. Selective mutism
Selective mutism is the consistent failure of children to speak in certain situations, such as school and 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
This 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 (social phobia)
It 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.
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.
8. Substance-induced anxiety disorder
This 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.
Other specified anxiety disorders and unspecified anxiety disorder are terms for anxiety or phobias that don’t meet the exact criteria for any other anxiety disorders but are significant enough to be distressing and disruptive.