ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS
Although Anxiety and panic attacks are considered psychiatric conditions they are also regarded to be the easiest of all to treat.
Anxiety can drag you down, sap your energy, and keep you living in fear.
Anxiety is a very common problem in the community.
Anxiety can also be a feature of phobias, which are fears of different situations such as types of animals or of crowds.
Fortunately, most people who have suffered chronic and severe anxiety problems for years can learn to train their brain to relax.
Anxiety, panic disorder, and depression are serious disorders that can dramatically affect your lifestyle and the lives of everyone around you.
Anxiety, a feeling of nervousness, apprehension, fear or worry, is a normal reaction to stress.
It may occur without a cause, or it may occur because your perception of a real situation may be out of proportion.
Anxiety can be accompanied by a variety of physical symptoms.
Anxiety disorders tend to run in families, suggesting there's a genetic factor involved in the cause.
Anxiety is the body's natural reaction to threat. If we did not experience anxiety, our body would not be prepared to fight or flee when confronted with danger.
Symptons of anxiety range from shyness to extreme panic disorder, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Anxiety symptoms can present themselves anywhere in the body.
- Smothering sensations and Shortness of breath
- Racing heart, slow heart beat, palpitations
- Chest Pain Lump in throat &
- Difficulty swallowing
- Skin losing colour (blanching)
- Sweating Shaking or shivering (Visibly or internally)
- Neck & shoulder pain
- numbness in face or head
- Rapid gastric emptying Indigestion, heartburn, constipation and diarrhea
- Symptoms of urinary tract infection
- Skin rashes
- Weakness in arms &
- tingling in the hands or feet
- Electric shock feeling anywhere in the body
- Dry mouth
- Fears of going mad or losing control
- Increased depression & suicidal feelings
- Symptoms like 'flu'
- Distorted vision
- Disturbed hearing
- Hormone problems
- Headaches &
- feelings of having a tight band around head
- Sore eyes
- pins and needles sensations in the skin
- Increased sensitivity to light, sound, touch, and smell
- Dramatic increase in sexual feelings
- Pain in the face or jaw that resembles a toothache
- Derealisation and depersonalisation
- Smothering sensations
- Shortness of breath.
Anxiety releases adrenaline into the blood stream making the heart race and feel as if it is missing beats, (palpitations).
Anxiety has many features of depression and can mimic it quite strongly.
Anxiety can weaken your muscles, making you clammy and achy.
Anxiety can affect various systems of the bodyincluding the endocrine system.
However, with treatment, you can make anxiety, panic attacks and phobias a thing of the past.
Panic attacks are more likely to occur if you have high levels of stress and anxiety.
The more stressed you are, the more anxiety you will experience.
The first step in overcoming panic or anxiety attacks is to re-educate your unconscious mind so that it understands the situations that currently trigger your panic attacks are not actually dangerous.