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Anxiety-Related Disorders

There are a number of other disorders that are related to anxiety and can cause significant distress. Read on to learn more about them.

Motor or vocal tics that are largely involuntary and can vary in severity and frequency. They can be simple movements or sounds, or multi-step complex tics.

Trichotillomania is habitual hair-pulling from the scalp or other body part that results in thinning or hair loss. Pulling is preceded by distressing urges. 

Picky eating and ARFID share some similarities but ARFID diverges in the severity and impact on mental and physical functioning.

Extreme sound sensitivity leading to emotional reactivity such as anger and rage. Avoidance of the auditory triggers and accommodations are common.

Where Tourette Syndrome and OCD overlap. Tics that function like behavioral compulsions intended to relieve distress or anxiety.

For many, perfectionism is a largely positive trait spurning perseverance and achievement. Yet for others, there is a strong link between perfectionism and fear.

Rapid onset OCD & other troubling symptoms that is a marked departure in a child's normal behavior. The cause appears to be an autoimmune infection such as a strep.

Change, both wanted and unwanted, is inevitable. The challenge comes with being in vulnerable and uncertain as you make your way to the other side of the change. 

Your brain is likely wired to think mostly positive or mostly negative, but this is changeable. Similarly, grumbling is a habit of dwelling on what's frustrating without the ability to problem-solve and shift focus.

Rigid thinking can exist in the context of personality or as part of a constellation of other symptoms associated with anxiety, giftedness, Autism and others.

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