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 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.
This is an irrational fear and avoidance of a particular object or situation. Unlike other anxiety disorders, phobias relate to a specific cause.
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.
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;
Nervousness resulting in miserable situations.
Poor insightment and judgment.
Feeling fatigue easily.
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.
- 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.