Anxiety -Don’t Feel Alone Everyone Experience It

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We all experience some level of anxiety every now and then. A few of the more common examples include being put in harm’s way, giving a speech to a roomful of your peers, and getting through an interview for an important job. It’s normal to experience anxiety in such situations. Then there are people who experience anxiety frequently and feel anxious when there are no immediate threats present. This type of anxiety requires treatment.

Before we get into some treatment options, it’s important to understand what anxiety is and how it happens.

Anxiety happens when our body reacts to an imagined threat as if it were real. Our breathing and heart rate change, adrenaline starts flowing, and we sweat as we enter the fight or flight response. Sometimes this comes in handy, but the person with an anxiety disorder goes well beyond that point.

While you may be able to live with the occasional bout of anxiety, you should seek treatment if it is causing a negative impact on your life. A negative impact is anything that takes away from your quality of life and your enjoyment. Not going to social events, staying inside due to a fear of the outside world, and never stepping out of your “safe zone” because you’re afraid you won’t be able to cope are some common examples.

One of the difficulties of diagnosing anxiety is that many of the symptoms can be related to other conditions. Therefore, the sufferer may assume that they have another medical problem when in reality, they have an anxiety disorder. Shortness of breath, strong heartbeat, nausea, chest pain, fatigue, headaches, stomach pains, and insomnia may occur as symptoms. That’s quite a list, isn’t it? Someone with a strong heartbeat and pain in their chest would be fully justified in thinking they were having a heart attack, but it could just be a panic attack.

NOTE: Never assume chest pains are okay unless under the direct guidance of a doctorIt’s important to take any signs of a heart attack seriously, even if you have anxiety. Ignoring them could have serious consequences.

A person with an anxiety disorder thinks differently. For the sake of example, let’s say snakes make them anxious. Our sufferer sees a picture of a snake, and then his mind and body go into a different state. He sees the picture and thinks about how some snakes are poisonous and they can bite. “What if,” he thinks to himself, “a snake bites me?” He continues by imagining being bitten, injected with venom, dying, and leaving his family destitute due to his being dead. All of this from seeing a picture!

However, his difficulty is stopping the snowballing effect of these thoughts when they happen. Numerous anxiety treatments strive to cease the thought process, leading to a serene sensation that replaces the anxious one.

By White Crane

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