What is anxiety?

Anxiety is NOT a random, unknown, or uncontrollable disease or illness that you develop, inherit, or contract. Anxiety results from a certain style of behavior.

More specifically, we create the physiological, psychological, and emotional state of being anxious when we behave in an apprehensive manner, such as being worried, fretful, and / or concerned.

Anxiety is a feeling of tenseness, uneasiness, panic, and / or agony. People experiencing this for the first time often do not understand what they are feel and certainly don’t know how to treat anxiety. A number  of normal day to day worries and fears are warranted, such as fretting over a particular concern or in expectation of taking a test, or assessment, for example. However, serious anxiety interferes with the sufferer’s capability to sleep and to function normally in their day to day live. Anxiety attacks may occur without a cause, or may be triggered by real circumstances. Severe anxiety can have a huge impact on daily life.

Anxiety can be accompanied by a diversity of bodily symptoms. Most frequently, these symptoms are related to difficulty in breathing, heart palpitations, headaches, nervousness, rashes and many more. You may have disturbed stomach, diarrheal, trouble in breathing, feel as if you may faint or feeling that you are having a heart attack.

Anxiety attacks are something that the mind has contrived but they have very real physical symptoms. In normal life, your mind is taught to react to the fight or flight sensation whenever exposed to something of concern, however anxiety attacks are far greater than this.

To treat your serious anxiety problems, you must first try to recognize the cause. Look for the source trigger that causes you to worry and then you can look to cure it by addressing this. Some people will find this straight forward, but others will not be able to pin point the reason for their anxiety attacks. For examples, if your heart palpitations are caused because of being in a particular circumstance, you can try to ensure you don’t get into that particular situation or when in that situation, practice mind distraction techniques. This can take some time to master the art of doing and it is often helpful if you engage a professional counselor to assist.

How to treat anxiety:

The usual answers on how to treat anxiety are through the use of medical drugs, and with treatments such as various kinds of counseling, psychotherapy, behavioral and cognitive therapies, and other related techniques.

In severe cases there can also be the use of electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgical procedures. There are a lot of ways how to treat anxiety related problems, and not all of them will appropriate for you. Once you begin a course of treatment you need to keep an eye on yourself closely and learn how your own body is reacting to the treatment, and if there is a reduction in the severity of the anxiety, then decide if the recommended treatment works for you and what you may be able to alter and adjust. Once of the key disappointments to many can be that one particular treatment might be effectual for some people, but won’t be able to help everyone.

Often when looking at how to treat anxiety, medical doctors can overlook the individuals cause and core of their issue, however by carefully monitoring your anxiety during treatment, you can identify patterns and reveal if particular treatments are working for you.

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