What is Anxiety
Anxiety is the mind and body’s reaction to stressful, dangerous, or unfamiliar situations. It’s the sense of worry, distress, you feel before a significant event. A certain level of Anxiety will helps us stay alert and aware. But for those suffering from an anxiety disorder, it feels far from normal.
Generalized anxiety disorder can occur at any age. This condition has symptoms similar to panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other types of anxiety.
People may experience body aches and pains, fatigue, feeling lightheaded, or sweating. Hyperactivity, irritability, restlessness, or lack of concentration are other signs. It may cause emotional distress, excessive worry, difficulty falling asleep, headache, and nausea.
For people with this disorder, everyday social interactions may cause people to feel fear, self-consciousness, and embarrassment. Symptoms may include fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment or humiliation, or concern about offending someone
Many children become anxious when separated from parents. Children are especially prone to separation anxiety during times of stress. Separation anxiety differs from normal clinginess. Children with the disorder can’t think about anything but the present fear of separation. They may have nightmares or regular physical complaints. They may be reluctant to go to school or other places.
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears that lead to compulsive behaviors. OCD often centers on the fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life. This habit, such as hand washing, rearranging objects or cleaning, can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and social interactions.
CAUSES OF ANXIETY
Some theorists suggest that we feel anxious because we have little control over so many aspects of modern life.
TREATMENT OF ANXIETY
It is possible to try and cope with anxiety on your own. The first thing to do is to recognize and accept the symptoms and try to discover and face the causes.
If this self-help process is not enough even with the aid of family and friends, it is best for you to consult the doctor. The doctor may refer you to psychotherapist who will help you discover and cope with the causes. This treatment may be carried out in individual or group therapy.
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