ANXIETY DISORDER

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LIVING WITH ANXIETY DISORDER 

Anxiety disorder is on top of the list of the most common mental disorders around the world, affecting millions of people.   What is disturbing more is that only one-third of those suffering seek treatment of any kind, meaning that the majority of people have not  gotten any help. 

Anxiety disorder affects everyone differently, and it makes your everyday life quite difficult.   It’s frustrating to suffer or live with someone suffering from anxiety disorder.  It disrupts the smooth functioning of the group, whether it’s family, friends, business or community.  Society is often intolerant of anxiety induced actions. 

Most people hide their symptoms in fear of being ridiculed or rejected.  Twenty four hours support is crucial to patients and carers.

WHAT IS ANXIETY?

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and  physical changes, like increased blood pressure.   Anxiety may be not be bad, and we all experience it from time to time.   What is unbearable is an anxiety disorder. 

WHAT IS ANXIETY DISORDER?

Anxiety disorder is having a recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns.   This is when anxiety reached a stage where it can interfere with your daily functions.   There’s different types of anxiety disorders which  include;

GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER  (GAD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder involves excessive, long-lasting anxiety and worries about life nonspecific events, objects, and situations.

PANIC DISORDER 

Panic disorder is characterized by sudden attacks of intense terror and apprehension, which can lead to shaking, confusion, dizziness, nausea, and breathing difficulty.   It  occurs after a frightening experiences  or prolonged stress. 

SPECIFIC PHOBIA 

This is an irrational fear and avoidance of a particular object or situation.   Unlike other anxiety disorders, phobias relate to a specific cause. 

AGORAPHOBIA 

Agoraphobia is a fear of being trapped.   A person with this disorder may fear and avoid places , events or situations from which it may be difficult to escape.   He may have a fear of using elevators, fear of flights, and even fear of living home in an environment where he feels unsafe. 

SELECTIVE MUTISM 

This is a very complex childhood disorder where a child is unable to speak in certain places or contexts, even though he may have excellent verbal communication skills around familiar people or environment. 

SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER 

This is a fear of negative judgment from others in social situations, or fear of public embarrassment.  It includes a fear of public speaking, fear of intimacy, and anxiety around humiliations and rejection. 

SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDER 

This is when a person experiences high levels of anxiety after a seperation from a person or place that provides a feeling of security or safety. 

WHAT’RE SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY

The main symptoms includes;

Feeling “on-edge”.

Nervousness resulting in miserable situations. 

Aggression.

Poor insightment and judgment.

Feeling fatigue easily.

Racing heart.

Difficulty concentrating.

Sleep difficulty.

Restlessness or irritability. 

And grinding teeth.

CAUSES OF ANXIETY

  • Persistent worrying about something.
  • Excessive worrying about outcome of an event.
  • Inability of the brain to properly produce and regulate neurotransmittes – GABA and Serotonin.    Stress hormone levels are elevated and the brain is unable to produce GABA and Serotonin which tells the brain to slow down.  Failure of the brain to produce neurotransmitters is caused by poor diet, genetics, and excess stress.

ANXIETY TREATMENT

  • Priscription medications, classified as “Schedule IV” only calm anxiety and allow you function.    They are highly addictive, the brain stops to produce the neurotransmitters, and you totally depend on these drugs to stay calm – an unpleasant and expensive way of living.
  • Natural remedies support the brain and rejuvenate it to produce neurotransmitters that keep you calm,  anxiety-free without drugs.  They are cost effective.  However you need to make use of a trusted healthcare professional as some fail to live up to their promises.  Tips of what to look for incudes the quality of ingredients, is the remedy part of general system of healing? look for money back guarantee, customer feedback, and the availability of the 24 hours support.
  • Anxiety support supplements.  There’s hundreds available.  You must consult a physician if anxiety persists. 
  • Prevention is always better than cure.  An active lifestyle with a balanced diet can help keep anxious emotions within healthy limits.   Try to  reduce intake of caffeine, tea, cola and  chocolate.  Keep regular sleeping patterns.  Avoid alcohol, cannabis, and other recreational drugs. 

11 Comments

  1. Among the treatments that I have employed to treating my anxiety disorder is the use of cbd oil. It is helping me well with my anxiety disorder. You are right by stating that anxiety is a feeling and it becomes overwhelming when we worry about it too much which leads to displaying physical traits of the presence in our body. Sometimes, when u get anxious too much, my body starts to fidget. Thanks for expatiating more on it through this post here. Thumbs up to you

    1. Thank you Shelley for stopping by.  I highly appreciate your time and comments.

      All the best.

      Sandikazi

  2. I never knew that i had anxiety disorders until i just read this post. This is because apart from the constant worry i have in some instances, i might have some rumbling in my stomach which complements a mild headache. I might also be grumbly in some occasion. What i do is that i usually take some meds immediately that makes me feel better. I think i should research on some very good supplements that is should use. Thank you for this

  3. Personally i only get anxious at work when I can’t keep to a particular time, but there have been many cases where anxiety lead to violence which I have witness myself, in these situation, victim just feel threaten when ever they get a deja vu of a particular situation and I really do not know what could be done to help that. Do you have any suggestion?

  4. From the description of anxiety, it seems like almost everyone is prone to it. It is like we all suffer from it but do not just want to admit it. I see that there are so many types of anxiety disorders. Thank you for taking your time to expound on each of them. I think we have a long way in learning when not to be worrisome and if it is worth it in the first place. Without this, most of us might end up with an anxiety disorder. Thank you for the highlights on treating and preventing anxiety disorder. Great and useful article.

  5. I do not want to admit it but after reading this I have just realized that I personally have at least 2 of the listed types of anxiety. It has really restricted the way I live my life and has not allowed me to enjoy life to its fullest. 

    I find it really difficult to speak in public and I think I can trace it back to when it all started which was when I was just a kid and stammered intensely in front of my class which led to me being mocked at that age. 

    I guess that left a scar and I have since not been able to overcome this fear of speaking in public because I fear I might just stammer and embarrass myself. It is really strange because anytime I feel I am going to be called on to speak my heart starts to race real fast and I am not just able to stop it. 

    It is really something I am not entirely sure how to tackle and the fact that I really don’t like to admit is that it has affected socially and in my relationships with the opposite sex.

    1. Thank you Jay for stopping by.  I highly appreciate your time and comments.  But Jay you have to let go of your fear, you can overcome this by participating in programmes involving public speaking.  The more you do it, the more you will gain confidence.

      All the best.

      Sandikazi

  6. Its true that Anxiety disorder is very common in our present day society and it’s causing a lot of pain and havoc amongst people in the sense of their relation with each other, it is liable to break ties. About the natural remedies for treating Anxiety disorder, it’s been really tough for people to get credible ones, please do you know of some that you can suggest? If you so, please do post it so people can see and if you don’t I’ll so much love it if you could find some. Thanks for this amazing post, it has really been helpful.

  7. Wow, I didn’t know that phobias are related to anxiety or anxiety disorder. I have a friend that is very much scared of going into elevators. She says she is claustrophobic but it seems that you have called it agoraphobia here. This is good information. Thanks for another round of educative post.

  8. This is one condition you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. Overcoming depression and anxiety is an uphill battle. Panic attacks, with our blood racing 100 miles an hour, is something of concern. Going through anxiety disorder is a condition out of control affecting millions. Luckily there are controlling methods to keep things under control. Listing all the different disorders will help educate many families and help them move forward dealing with this problem. Anxiety disorders can hit anyone at anytime, that’s why education on this list of disorders are so important.  

    1. Thank you for stopping by.  I highly appreciate your time and comments.

      All the best.

      Sandikazi

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