Anxiety and Panic treatment
Anxiety is a completely normal response to situations that make us worried, concerned and stressed- this can come from many different things. Being such a normal part of our lives, its said that people develop their own ways in managing their level of anxiety. Unfortunately there is a lot of people who experience anxiety that are really affected their lives, if this is not solved, it can devastate their way of life. In order to better help people with anxiety, perhaps it’s important to have an idea of what is anxiety and how it can affect others.
What is Anxiety?
It’s perhaps important to understand that when we mention “Anxiety”, its does not mean you have to checked straight away. Its a fact that anxiety is such a normal thing for people to feel. The problem lies when these of feelings of anxiety persist for a prolonged time then you may be dealing with Severe anxiety.
- For instance, it normal to to feel anxious about future situations from major ( taking a test, having a baby, purchasing a home) to everyday issues ( money, health, work). It’s also normal to feel afraid, or anxious towards to large animals or deadly insects/snakes.
- However, it becomes a problem when you no longer leave your room/house for long periods of time, if you start avoiding people and situations because of previous traumatic experiences. These can be considered as severe anxiety.
To understand that while there is a range of degrees of anxiety, they are generally identified by excessive and continuing fear, worry, Panic and nervousness to the point of having negative effects to someone’s life and their ability to function as individuals.
Kinds of Anxiety
Generally there are 4 kinds of anxiety:
- Anxiety disorders are normally described as having excessive anxiety or fear that has negative affects on one’s emotions and behaviours. Excessive worry about a threat in the future (anxiety) or to a threat that has been perceived (Fear)
- Panic disorders is when recurrent panic attacks occur from a response to a feared situation, an overwhelming physical and psychological distress takes over, some symptoms include shortness of breadth, pounding heart, trembling and feeling of fainting. This experience often is so severe that people may believe they are having a heart attack.
- Obsessive - compulsive disorders are thoughts that overtake and trigger ones behaviour towards obsessive compulsive behaviours. These behaviours are taken out to alleviate the said anxiety. An example is when someone with OCD does excessive exercise in order to alleviate their worry about their weight.
- Stress and trauma related disorders are anxiety that’s been connected to a past experience of trauma, such as an accident or loss, a stressor, such as going to a new job, or moving home.
Helping you with anxiety
Anxiety is something everyone has experienced throughout our lives, because of this its common that we have found our own way of coping with our personal fears and worries. Unfortunately, sometimes these strategies don’t actually work, and we can feel like it’s too much to manage. If it comes to the point that anxiety is becoming much to intense or overwhelming your life, its important to seek help. Reach out and together we can find better solutions to manage your anxiety.