What You Need To Know About Anxiety

The measure of being emotionally fit, healthy and mature are all based from the individual’s ability to adapt to uncomfortable situations. Every person is bound to circumstances that might bring forth anxiety, grief, or guilt.
What you need to know about anxiety
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The person with strong emotional aspect is of course one who is not being overwhelmed by anxieties. But what if the person cannot easily cope with worries of life? What if he/she is not that emotionally fit to respond his/her anxieties with constructive reactions? Then, this is a thing that the article would like to talk about. It focuses on what’s beyond normal in what we refer as anxiety.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is actually a subjective experience or any fear, worry or pressure that the person feels. Healthcare professionals or even ordinary persons can sense that a person is experiencing anxiety through

their objective behaviors (physical manifestations).

A person with anxiety usually feels a dread or apprehension that is unknown or unrecognized. He/she may sense an impending danger that disrupts his/her outlook for the future. Hence, he/she is totally focused on the present and cannot master future events.

Cause

Anxiety will start if the patient himself is in a circumstance that affects his present life. The patient may be unaware that there are conflicts in his present situation. For example, a brilliant university student who is constantly apprehensive that his grades should not fall below the As may have experienced having anxiety reaction that equated his grade standard with false high expectations from parents.

Symptoms

The main symptom of anxiety is intense mental discomfort wherein the patient is losing control of his future. The patient may also show a panic behavior like guarding and pacing whenever he fearfully anticipates that danger is coming. While anxiety symptoms are primarily mental and emotional, it can also present some observable symptoms like tensed muscles, sweaty palms, upset stomach, and shortness of breath, fatigue and heart palpitations.

Disorders where anxiety presents as main disturbance

In line with the recent

researches, anxiety is not at all a disorder but a symptom in many disorders, including medical. In Psychiatry, there are some conditions in which anxiety plays a main feature.

1. Phobia- persistent fear of something characterized by anxiety. Anxiety increases when a specific situation or object is being given to the patient. As a result, the patient just avoids his specific phobia. There are a lot of phobias that each person might be scared of but some of the common phobias are related to spaces, heights, and animals.

2. Panic disorder- It is characterized by intermittent, unexpected attacks.

3. Generalized anxiety disorder- A more chronic form than panic disorder. Mental health experts believe that once a patient keeps on worrying excessively for at least six months, then generalized anxiety disorder may become the diagnosis.

4. Obsessive-compulsive disorder- This means the patient likes to live in a ‘perfectionist’ way. There are also forms of this disorder but the important thing is, patients have high levels of anxiety whenever their high expectations or standards to some specific situation or object was not met. For example, a patient who usually sanitizes and covers the door knob with a tissue upon opening maybe suspicious and anxious that there are millions of germs that could contaminate his hand if he opens it with his bare hand.



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  • nbillett  19-04-2017
    My younger brother admitted a few months ago that he has a fear of failure. Also I have come across a few persons who are OCD
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