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How to Treat Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

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Anxiety is not just nervousness. There are both psychological symptoms and physical symptoms. It's not uncommon for those with anxiety to experience:

  • Rapid heartbeat (heart palpitations)
  • Excessive trembling and sweating
  • Nausea and dizziness
  • Chest pain and headaches
  • Weakness in the limbs and muscle tension


There are even less common physical symptoms like rashes, leg pain, and a feeling of choking.Of course, anxiety is known as a mental health disorder for a reason. Those with anxiety often find themselves with compulsive worrying, irrational fears, trouble branching out socially and more. Anxiety is both a physical and mental issue that affects millions of people all over the world.It's crucial that you understand what anxiety you're suffering from and how it affects you. 

Here's the list of different anxiety disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social Phobia
  • Panic Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Life without Anxiety

Anxiety is a series of uncomfortable interpersonal experiences. Anxiety ranges from uncontrollable negative thoughts that make decision making impossible, to physical tingles, heart palpitations and contraction of your air passage. Anxiety is treatable without medication, it is genetic, and also learned behavior.  


Pay close attention to the descriptions below and see if the symptoms seem like the ones you're suffering from. It is possible to feel as though you're suffering from more than one type of anxiety. Remember, only a mental health professional is qualified to diagnose you with a mental health disorder.

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Types of Anxiety

Generalized Anxiety

Generalized anxiety is the overthinking, anxious person who needs know what is coming, have a plan and is rigid in expectations. 

Adjustment Disorder

Are you feeling unsettled, or not like yourself? Depression is common after an abrupt life change, seek help for long term affects that impair work, sleep or social functioning.

Social Anxiety

Individuals with social anxiety fear what other people are thinking about them, and thus avoid certain people and places. Are you living the life you want?

OCD

Do routines help you fee less anxious? OCD is a complex issue that stems from unmet needs and/or trauma.

Phobias

Phobias develop suddenly. Do you avoid Certain people, places or objects for no known reason? Want to get your life back?

Sleep Issues

Are you unable to sleep because your mind is cluttered with worry? Can you stay asleep and feel rested the next day?

Anxiety Disorders

What's a GAD diagnosis

Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, is the most common and widespread type of anxiety. GAD affects tens of millions of people throughout the world.

GAD is best described as an ongoing state of mental and/or physical tension and nervousness, either without a specific cause or without the ability to take a break from the anxiety.


In other words, if you feel yourself constantly on edge, worried, anxious, or stressed (either physically or mentally) and it's disrupting your life, you may have generalized anxiety disorder. Remember, some anxiety is a natural part of life, and some degree of anxiety is normal to feel occasionally. But when that anxiety appears to occur for no reason or for reasons that shouldn't be causing that degree of anxiousness, you may have generalized anxiety disorder.


The following are the most common problems associated with GAD:

  • Constant restlessness, irritation, edginess, or a feeling of being without control.
  • Fatigue, lethargy, or generally low energy levels (feeling drained).
  • Tense muscles, especially on the back, neck, and shoulders.
  • Trouble concentrating or focusing on tasks or activities.
  • Obsessing over negative and anxiety causing thoughts – "Disaster Thinking."

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