All of us experience some level of anxiety every now and then. It really is normal to experience stress in such circumstances. When there are not any immediate threats present then there are people who experience anxiety on a frequent basis, and feel stressed. This type of stress requires treatment.
Before we get into a number of the treatment choices, it is necessary to understand the way it occurs, and what stress is.
Stress occurs when the body responds to an imaginary danger like it were real. Our heart rate and breathing changes, adrenaline starts flowing, and as we go to the fight or flight response we sweat.
NOTE: Never assume chest pains are acceptable unless under the direct guidance of a doctor. Even if you have stress, the symptoms of the heart attack should never be ignored.
When it is causing a negative effect in your life although you may have the capacity to live with all the occasional bout of stress, you need to seek treatment. A negative impact is something that takes away from your quality of life, as well as your enjoyment of it. Not going to social events, remaining in due to a panic of the outside planet, never stepping out of your “safe zone” because you happen to be scared you won’t have the capacity to manage are some common examples.
One of many issues of diagnosing anxiety is that many of the symptoms may be related to other conditions. Thus, the sufferer may assume that they have another medical issue, when in reality they really have an anxiety disorder. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to: shortness of breath, nausea, strong pulse, chest pain, exhaustion, headaches, tummy pains, and sleeplessness. That’s considerably a list, isn’t it? Someone with a strong pulse and pain within their chest would be totally justified in believing they were having a heart attack, but it might simply be a panic attack.
A man who has an anxiety disorder thinks differently. For the sake of example, let’s say snakes make them worried. Our sufferer sees a picture of a snake, and then his body and head go into an alternate state. He sees the picture and thinks about how some snakes are noxious, and they’re able to bite. He continues by imagining being bitten, injected with venom, perishing, and leaving his family destitute due to his being dead.
However, his issue is how to prevent the snowballing effect of these thoughts once they happen. Most of the treatments for anxiety are intended to stop the thought process, and an impression of calm replaces the sense of anxiety.