Anxiety

Overview

Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or unease, it is a natural reaction from your body during stress. Basically, people confused in between the concept of Anxiety and stress. It is a feeling of fear or doubt, what will going to happen. You can see people’s fear and nervousness, during the first day of school, giving a job interview or giving a speech.

Anxiety disorder forms a category of mental health that causes excessive panic, fear, apprehension, and worry. But if you’re feeling of anxiety symptoms more than six months, and there presence creating side effects in your life, then you may have an anxiety disorder.

What is an anxiety disorder?

The term “anxiety disorder” refers to specific psychiatric disorders. In the case of anxiety disorder, the feeling of fear can be with you at all times, Sometimes impact of anxiety intense and sometimes weak.

There are many types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorders, panic disorder, and (social anxiety) various phobias related disorders.

Anxiety disorders affect 41 million people in the United States. This is the most common group of mental illness in the country. However, only 37 percent of people with anxiety disorders receive treatment.

When does anxiety need treatment?

When a person faces potentially harmful or distressing triggers, the feelings of anxiety are not only normal but are necessary to survive.

If you identify with any of the signs and symptoms are given below, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder:

  • Are you in constant stress?
  • Does your anxiety interfere with your work, school or family responsibilities and, relationships problems?
  • Are you troubled by those fears that you know are irrational, but it can not shake?
  • Do you believe that if some things are not done in certain ways then something bad will happen?
  • Are you avoiding everyday situations or activities because they cause you to worry?

Do you suddenly experience unexpected attacks of the heart attack? Do you feel there are danger and devastation in every corner?

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

The symptoms of anxiety conditions are sometimes not clear as they often develop gradually over time. We all experience some anxiety at different points in our life, it can be difficult to know how much is too. In other ways people experience with anxiety include nightmares, panic attacks and painful thoughts or memories that you can not control. You can have a general sense of fear and anxiety, or you can be afraid of a particular place or event.

Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder will often include the following:

  • Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge
  • Easy to get tired
  • Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank
  • Being irritable
  • Having muscle tension
  • Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
  • Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep

Although these symptoms can be normal to experience in daily life, People with GAD(Generalized Anxiety Disorder) will experience them at constant or extreme levels. GAD can be present as a vague, troubling concern or a more serious concern which inhibits the day-to-day life.

What is an anxiety attack?

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Anxiety can happen when a person is afraid that something bad will going to happen. It is a non-medical term that refers to the feeling of fear or anxiety which is often related to a particular issue or concern. Some facts about anxiety have given below.

  • Anxiety attack usually involves fear of some specific event or problem which may occur.
  • Symptoms include anxiety, restlessness and possibly physical symptoms, such as changes in heart rate.
  • Anxiety is different from a panic attack, but it can be anxiety or part of panic disorder.
  • A panic attack, in the meantime, can occur without any specified triggers, and symptoms are far more serious than the symptoms of anxiety.

Anxiety attack symptoms

  • A surge of overwhelming panic
  • The feeling of losing control or going crazy
  • Heart palpitations or chest pain
  • Feeling like you’re going to pass out
  • Trouble breathing or choking sensation
  • Hyperventilation
  • Hot flashes or chills
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Nausea or stomach cramps
  • Feeling detached or unreal

Anxiety and chest pain

Chest pain attacks and heart attacks can frighteningly feel like shortness of breath, heartbeat, chest pain, dizziness, headache, feelings of realism, numbness of hands and feet, sweating, unconsciousness and trembling. Some people describe the experience of chest pain attack in such a way that they are losing control or are going to die.

As an example, chest pain is sometimes a sign of anxiety. Often, the result of a panic attack or increased reaction, Chest pain is a concern due to the possible connection of heart attack and other conditions of the heart.

What anxiety chest pain feels like

Symptoms of anxiety are rarely occurring from one person to another. In some days, the symptoms are not the same for the same person. Anxiety presents itself in many ways, and which makes it difficult to detect and understand the symptoms.

Chest pain associated with anxiety each person feel different. Some people may experience chest pain on a gradual basis. For others, pain can be sudden and

unexpected. Anxiety can be described as pain in the chest:

  • Sharp, shooting pain
  • Persistent chest aching
  • An abnormal muscle twitch or cramps in your chest
  • Burning, numbness, or a dull ache
  • Stabbing pressure
  • Chest tension or tightness

What causes anxiety chest pain:

When you are anxious, your body can cause physical reactions such as sweat or shortness of breath.

When you become worried, your brain and body close to the immediate stress response. It involves a physical change. Your body may tighten or tighten tensile.

Stress response may also include a psychological or emotional response. You can be more aggressive or disturbed more easily. These reactions are referred to as battle-or-flight responses. When you become stressed or worried, your body is ready to fight back or escape.

Anxiety attack treatment

If you feel anxious, you can control your mind and body with simple techniques. These techniques can not work every time, but when you need help to control your anxiety, they are a great starting point.

  • Stay on your treatment plan. It can be difficult to face your fear, but treatment can help you to realize that you are not a hostage in your home.
  • Join a social support group. By joining a group for people with panic attacks or anxiety disorders you can face others with similar problems.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, smoking, and recreational drugs. They can trigger or spoil all panic attacks.
  • Practice stress management and relaxation techniques. For example, yoga, deep breathing, and relaxation in progressive muscles – a muscle tearing at one time, and then releasing stress completely until every muscle in the body rests – it can also be helpful.
  • Physically active. Aerobic activity can have a cool effect on your mood.
  • Have enough sleep. Get you enough sleep so you do not feel sleepy during the day.

Anxiety attack help

If you’ve had an anxiety attack, then you know how scary it is. Most of the time, it comes out of the blue and makes it even more terrifying.

Once the anxiety tour begins, it can be difficult to stop it in your tracks because the physical effects are already in motion. What can you do to reduce symptoms and prevent them from reaching your peak?

These are some help for anxiety attack, given below:

Understand why they happen

If you know about why they happen, how the stress response works and what it does to your body, then a lot of the fear of the unknown automatically disappears.

Fear is a major reason why anxiety attacks are concerned and it maintains the fear cycle. If you can tell yourself that the attack of anxiety is a general reaction to your brain, which is considered to be a threat and it is nothing to be worried about health, you can feel more in control of the situation and you know about how you react.

Distract yourself

Besides how you are feeling during the attack of anxiety, it can be difficult to concentrate on anything else and it can intensify symptoms. If you can refocus of your brain from it, then it can be a way of reducing the severity of your symptoms.

Walk or move around a bit

This may be the last thing for you like doing When you are shaking and nervous, But if you’re able to move around a bit, it can be a good way to cope with an anxiety attack. It encourages blood to flow more and increases the level of carbon dioxide, so you do not have as much hyperventilate.

Free some stress

If you can start resting, you can effectively stop the stress response and end an anxiety attack. The easiest but most effective way to do this involves slow, controlled breathing. It helps to calm the mind and body. The anxiety center specifically recommends breathing with your diaphragm. This is something that you can do anywhere, which can cause anxiety attacks.

For information about other diagnostic symptoms under the umbrella of anxiety disorders, type of anxiety section below.

Effects of anxiety on the body

Everyone has time to worry, but chronic anxiety can interfere with the quality of your life. While perhaps the most recognizable for behavioral change, anxiety can have serious consequences on your physical health.

Effects of anxiety on the body

Anxiety is a normal part of life. For example, you must have felt anxious before addressing a group or interviewing for a job.

In the short term, anxiety increases your breathing and heart rate, which concentrates blood flow in your brain, where you need it. This very physical reaction is preparing you to face an instance situation.

If it gets very fast, however, you can start feeling lightheaded and nausea. An extreme or persistent state of anxiety can have a devastating impact on your physical and mental health.

Anxiety disorder can occur at any stage of life, but they usually start from middle age. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) says women are more likely to have anxiety disorders than men.

Stressful life experiences can also increase your risk of anxiety disorders. Symptoms can begin immediately or after years. Having a serious medical condition or a substance use disorder can also cause anxiety disorder.

Types of anxiety disorders and their symptoms

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protect your self from stress

Several types of anxiety disorders exist:

Panic disorder (PD): People with panic disorder often have unexpected panic attacks. Panic attacks are sudden acute fears that come quickly and reach their peak in minutes. Attacks can be unexpectedly or can be brought by a trigger, such as a fearful object or situation.

Panic attacks can occur anytime, anywhere, and without any warning. You can live in fear of another attack and you can escape from those places where you have attacked. For some people, fear takes care of their lives and they can not leave their homes.

You may also have physical symptoms, such as

  • Fast heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Weakness or dizziness
  • To Sweat
  • Heat or cold
  • Numb hand
  • Fatigue
  • Shuddering
  • Trouble falling or staying
  • Is easily startled

Generalized anxiety disorder(GAD):

People with symptoms of generalized anxiety disorders tend always expect disaster and cannot stop worrying about health, money, family, work or school. GAD is diagnosed when a person is more difficult to control anxiety than at least six months and has three or more symptoms.

A generalized anxiety disorder may include:

  • Excessive, ongoing worry and tension
  • An unrealistic view of problems
  • Restlessness or a feeling of being “edgy”
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea

Phobic disorder: A phobia is an unrealistic or exaggerated fear of a specific object thing that has done or situation, which is not really a threat. Common phobia includes the fear of animals (like snakes and spiders), fear of flying and fear of heights. In the case of serious fear, you can go to extreme lengths to avoid the object of your fear. Unfortunately, avoidance only strengthens Phobia.

Social anxiety disorder: It is also called social phobia, and a mental health condition. It is an instance, constant fear of seeing and judging by others. This fear can affect work, school and your other day’s activities. It can also difficult to make and keep friends. But social anxiety disorder does not stop you from reaching your potential.

Symptoms of the phobic disorder include:

  • Fast heart rate
  • high blood pressure
  • excessive sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in chest
  • Involuntary trembling
  • Dizziness or dizziness
  • Full of food
  • Tingling sensations; Hot or cold glow
  • Fear of losing control or being crazy

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD):

It is a neurological disorder that comes from anxiety. A person affected with OCD have obsessive thoughts and participate in obsessive and repetitive events.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder may be a normal amorous condition with autism and Asperger’s syndrome because there is a tendency to be certain and obsessive about some thoughts, objects, and activities. As a rule of thumb, a child or adult can be diagnosed when life is severely obstructed with obsessive thoughts and/or pressures. Common symptoms include:

  • Fear of germs or contamination
  • Unwanted thoughts or taboo idea involving sex, religion, and loss
  • Offensive ideas or self towards others
  • Things in symmetrical or perfect order
  • Excessive cleaning and/or hand washing
  • Ordering and organizing things in a specific, exact way
  • Check things repeatedly, such as repeatedly checking whether the door is closed or the Oven is closed or not
  • Compulsive counting

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a frightening trauma- and stress-related disorder that can happen after experiencing or experiencing a painful event. In the event, there may be a real or perceived danger of injury or death. This may include a natural disaster, war, an attack, physical or sexual abuse or other trauma.

People with PTSD have a high sense of danger. Their natural fight or flight response is damaged, so that they feel stress or fear even in safe conditions.

These are some common signs and symptoms that you can identify:

Reliving aspects of what happened

This can include:

  • vivid flashbacks (feeling like the trauma is happening right now)
  • intrusive thoughts or images
  • Nightmares
  • intense distress at the acute crisis on the actual or symbolic reminder of the trauma
  • Physical sensations such as pain, sweating, nausea, or trembling

Alertness or feeling on edge

This can include:

  • Panicking when reminded of the trauma
  • Being easily upset or angry
  • Extreme alertness, also sometimes called ‘hypervigilance’
  • Disturbed sleep or a lack of sleep
  • Irritability or aggressive behavior
  • Finding it hard to concentrate – including on simple or everyday tasks

Being jumpy or easily startled

Self-destructive behavior or recklessness

Avoiding feelings or memories can include:

  • Feeling like you have to keep busy
  • avoiding anything that reminds you of the trauma
  • Unable to remember the details of what happened
  • Feeling emotionally numb with your emotions
  • Feeling physically numb or different from your body
  • Unable to express affection
  • Use alcohol or drugs to avoid memories

Difficult beliefs or feelings

This may include:

  • Feeling like you can’t trust anyone
  • Feeling like nowhere is safe
  • Blamed himself for what happened
  • Feeling like nobody understands
  • Feelings of anger, sadness, guilt or shame

Separation anxiety disorder

Separation anxiety disorder(SAD) is a childhood disorder. SAD is defined as being extremely anxious and fearful about being separated from family members or individuals, from whom the child is most attached.

Children with separation anxiety disorders provide shade to parents around the house, having difficulty playing or staying alone, and having difficulty at bedtime.

Symptoms of a separation anxiety disorder include:

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anxiety effects on the brain
  • Extreme distress when separated from home or attachment figures
  • Worried about arrival or loss of key attachment figures
  • Excessive anxiety about experiencing an unexpected negative event (being lost, sick) separates from attachment figures
  • Refusing to leave home, school, work or any other place for fear of separation

Symptoms of separation anxiety disorder can be similar to those of other conditions or psychiatric problems. Always consult your child’s doctor for a diagnosis.

What causes anxiety?

An anxiety situation does not develop or cause by a single factor, but there is a combination of things. Personality factors, hard life experiences, and physical health play a number of other factors. Some of the factors are given below.

Family history of mental health conditions

Some people who experience the anxiety situation may have a genetic tendency towards anxiety, and these conditions may sometimes move in the family. However, having a parent or close relative experience or having other mental health status does not mean that you will automatically develop anxiety.

Personality factors

Research shows that people with certain personality are more likely to have anxiety. Children who are a perfectionist, easily flustered, timid, inhibited, lack of self-esteem or everything, sometimes develop anxiety in the form of childhood, adolescence or adults.

Substance use

Some people who experience anxiety can use alcohol or other medicines to help manage their condition. In some cases, it can cause problems with the people using a substance with the status of their anxiety. Consumption of alcohol and substances can increase the anxiety situation, especially because when the effects of the substance are stopped. It is important to check the conditions of use of any substance at the same time and get help.

Environmental factors

Elements can increase anxiety in a person’s surrounding environment. Stress can contribute greatly to anxiety disorders with a personal relationship, job, school or financial forecasts. Even lower oxygen levels in high altitude areas can be added to anxiety symptoms.

Physical health problems

Chronic physical illness can also contribute to the state of anxiety, It may affecting the treatment of anxiety or physical illness. Common old conditions associated with anxiety situations include:

  • diabetes
  • asthma
  • hypertension and heart disease

Some physical conditions may mimic anxiety situations, such as hyperactive thyroid. It can be useful to see a doctor and can be evaluated to determine if your anxiety feelings can be a medical reason.

Other mental health conditions

While some people may experience the situation of anxiety themselves, others may experience many anxiety situations or other mental health conditions. The state of depression and anxiety often happens together. It is important to check for all these conditions at the same time and get help.

A quick overview of the normal external factors can cause anxiety:

  • Stress on work
  • School work stress 
  • Stress in a personal relationship such as marriage
  • Financial stress
  • Stress with emotional trauma such as the death of someone who was loved one
  • Stress from a serious medical illness
  • The side effect of medication
  • Use of an illicit drug, such as cocaine
  • The symptom of medical illness (such as heart attack, heat stroke, hypoglycemia)
  • Oxygen deficiency in different conditions such as high altitude disease, emphysema or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in lung vessels)

Everyone is different and it is often a combination of factors that can contribute to the development of anxiety. It is important to remember that you can not always identify the cause of concern or change the difficult conditions.

Diagnosis

To help diagnose a generalized anxiety disorder, your doctor or mental health professional can:

  • Take a physical examination to look for signs that your anxiety can be linked to medicines or underlying medical conditions.
  • Order blood or urine test or other tests, if any medical condition is suspected
  • Ask a detailed question about your symptoms and medical history
  • Use psychological questionnaires to help determine a diagnosis
  • Follow the criteria listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) of mental disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association.

What are treatments for anxiety?

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Anxiety percentage in student

A range of healthcare professionals and services provide information, treatment, and support for the state of anxiety, as well as there are many things you can do to help yourself.

Effective treatment helps you to know how to control your anxiety. The type of treatment will depend on the type of anxiety you are experiencing.

For your mild symptoms, your health professional may suggest a change in lifestyle, such as routine physical exercise and reducing your stress level. You may also like to try online e-therapies, many of which are free, anonymous and easily accessible to anybody with internet access. Where the symptoms of anxiety are moderate to severe, psychological and/or medical treatment is required.

Options for treating anxiety and related problems include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Medicines, such as some types of antidepressants
  • Support groups for people with specific conditions

Cognitive-behaviour therapy(CBT)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy or psychotherapy. You work in a structured way with a mental health counselor (psychiatrist or doctor), take part in a limited number of sessions. CBT helps you to get familiar with the wrong or negative thinking so that you can see the challenging situations more clearly and answer them more effectively.

Cognitive behavioral therapy to treat a wide range of issues like mental related issues. This is often the preferred type of psychotherapy because it can help you identify and cope with specific challenges. It usually requires fewer sessions than other types of therapy and it is structured.

Mental health disorders that can improve with CBT include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Sleep disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance use disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual disorders

In some cases, CBT is most effective when it is combined with other treatments such as antidepressants or other medicines.

Medications

Medication treatment of anxiety is usually safe and effective. But often it takes time and patience to find the medicine that works best for you.

Anxiety medications include many types of medicines that are used to treat symptoms of anxiety disorders. The three most common types of medication are antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and beta-blockers.

Antidepressants and anxiolytic medications work primarily by affecting the balance of some chemicals in the brain, known as neurotransmitters. Beta-blockers and other types of medicines are used to address physical symptoms that may have an anxiety attack. First-generation antihistamines are also used to help with anxiety symptoms because they have some effect.

The medication of anxiety cannot cure an anxiety disorder, but by changing the level of these chemicals, antidepressant and anti-anxiety medicines help control psychological symptoms. Beta-blocking drugs work by blocking the receptors, which are related to some physical symptoms of anxiety – including fast heartbeats too.

Prevention

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anxiety treatments

There are some ways to reduce the risk of anxiety disorders. Remember that worrying emotion are a natural factor in daily life, and experiencing them does not always indicate the presence of mental health disorder.

Given the rapid pace of our lives, it is important to develop a coping mechanism to deal with stress. They can include:

Exercise

  • Meditation
  • Relaxation exercises, including deep breathing
  • Visualization
  • Adequate rest
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Keep a regular sleep pattern
  • Avoid alcohol, cannabis, and other recreational drugs
  • Interpersonal skills in dealing with difficult people and
  • Conditions of dealing with your children or parenting skills

What natural remedies are used for anxiety?

Changes in lifestyle can be an effective way to overcome some stress and anxiety, which you can face every day. The most natural “treatment” involves taking care of your body, participating in healthy activities, and ending unhealthy ones.

Many herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment of anxiety, but more research is required to understand the risks and benefits.

Passionflower

Some small clinical trials suggest that the passion flower can help with anxiety. Some studies show that it can reduce the symptoms of anxiety because it is effective in the form of medicines. It is often used for insomnia. Be careful about using more than one sedative herbs at a time, and do not take the pension flavors for more than one month at a time.

L-theanine (or green tea)

Research shows that L-theanine helps prevent heart rate and blood pressure, and in some small human studies, it has been found that it reduces anxiety. There is amino acid available in green tea which keeps mind to alert and relaxed.

Kava

Kava seems to be a promising treatment of anxiety, take extra care and include your doctor indecision if you are considering using cava-rich products.

Chamomile

Small clinical trials suggest that short-term use of chamomile is normally considered safe and may be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety. Some people may have an allergic reaction using chamomile, which is sensitive to plant families, including chamomile.

Valerian

In some studies, there was less anxiety and stress in people using valerian. Valerian is generally considered safe on the recommended dosage, but since there is a shortage of security tests for a long time, so do not take it for more than a few weeks at a time, unless your doctor suggests.

Lavender

Some evidence suggests that oral lavender for aromatherapy with lavender can reduce anxiety; However, the evidence is initial and limited. Oral lavender can cause costiveness and headache. In one study, a specially formulated lavender pill was shown to reduce anxiety symptoms in people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) as effectively, an anti-anxiety medication in the same class as Valium.

Lemon balm

Initial research shows that lemon balm can reduce some of the symptoms of anxiety, such as anxiety and excitability. Lemon balm is also sold as a tea, capsule, and tincture. This remedy is usually well tolerated and is considered safe for short-term use, but nausea and stomach can cause pain.

Exercise

Exercise is a great way to burn off anxious energy, and research supports this use. It may be a treatment for anxiety. Exercise can also help with anxiety due to stressful conditions. For example, the results of the study show that exercise can benefit people suffering from anxiety related to quitting smoking.

Meditation

Meditation can help to slow down racing thoughts, making it easy to manage stress and anxiety. A wide range of meditation styles, including mindfulness and meditation, may help during yoga.

Relaxation exercises

Some people unconsciously tense the muscles and grip the jaw in response to anxiety. Progressive relaxation practice can help. Try to lie in a comfortable position and gradually compress and relax each muscle group, beginning with the toes and working up to the shoulders and jaw.

Herbal teas

Many herbal teas promise to worry and easily help in sleeping.

Some people find the process of making tea soothing and drinking, but some teas can have more direct effects on the brain, resulting in less worry.

Anxiety and depression

If you have an anxiety disorder, you may also be depressed or stressful. While anxiety and depression can vary, it is not uncommon to have mental mood disorders together.

Depression and anxiety disorder are different, but people with depression often experience sign similar to anxiety disorders, such as anxiety, irritability and sleep, and problems in concentrating. But each disorder has its own cause and its own emotional and behavioral symptoms.

Symptoms of both conditions can be managed with the same treatment: changes in psychotherapy (medicines), medicines and lifestyle.

How to help children with anxiety

When children are very worried it is natural, for parents to worry that they fix or stop worrying. It is very difficult for parents to see a small child suffer from anxiety, and many well-meaning parents inadvertently raise anxiety by trying to protect their children from facing negative emotions.

Parents can help their children by trying out some of these strategies at home.

Deep breathing: Taking slow breathes for your children while teaching them to “breathe rainbow” and to think about their favorite things to match each color, their heart rate slows down and their muscles get relief.

Progressive muscle relaxation: Most children tend to tense their muscles when they feel anxiety. People also hold their breath. A simple step process helps children learn to use their muscles when they are worry. Work from head to toe to better understand all the muscles affected by anxiety.

Make a Relax kit: Fill a box with the comfortable activities chosen by your child and make a resting place somewhere in your home. You can include music, coloring books, fidget toys, a mini sandbox, clay, books, and stuffed animals.

Write it out: Writing about concerns, helps the children to get rid of their anxious feelings. Every day for fifteen minutes devoted to emotions helps devote children to work through their worries. Try doing one of these exercises at the same time each day.

Talk Back: When children learn that they have the power to talk back to their mind, then they feel empowered to withstand the stresses that cause worry. Teach your child that worrying thoughts let us feel powerless, but talking about worrisome thoughts gives us control over the situation.

How to help teens with anxiety

Anxiety is very common in adolescence.

That’s because teenagers have new experiences, opportunities, and challenges. They want more freedom and their brains change with age.

For example, teenagers may worry about starting a secondary school, looking in a particular way, being fit with friends, sitting in exams, performing in school plays or going to school formulas. Sometimes they may have irrational concerns about the end of the world.

Big challenges for child’s parents to protect his child from anxiety.

Managing anxiety: helping teenagers

Symptoms of anxiety in adolescents may include nervousness, shyness, isolationist behavior, and avoidance. Similarly, there may be unusual behavior due to anxiety in adolescents.

  • Here are some other ways that you can help your child, and manage everyday anxiety.
  • Helping your teen to cope with anxiety
  • Helping your child find and understand emotions(Giving your child love and support)
  • Thinking about your family life and routine

If you feel that your child needs help dealing with anxiety, ask for professional help as soon as possible.

Options for help and support include:

  • School counselors
  • Psychologists and counselors
  • Your GP – sometimes teenagers are more comfortable talking to a GP who doesn’t also see their parents, or to a younger doctor or a doctor of the same gender
  • your local community health center
  • Local mental health services.

Anxiety and stress

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Anxiety protection

Stress and anxiety can be used with each other, and overlap between stress and anxiety. Stress is related to anxiety, and the same to the reaction of fight or freeze. Physical sensations of anxiety and stress can be very similar.

Stress and anxiety are two aspects of the same coin. Stress is caused by demands on your brain or body. It can be caused by an event or activity that makes you anxious or worry. Anxiety is that same worry, fear, or restlessness.

Anxiety and stress both cause physical and mental symptoms. Including:

  • Headache
  • Stomachache
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irrational anger or irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Jitteriness
  • Muscle tension
  • Rapid breathing
  • Panic
  • Nervousness

Neither stress nor anxiety always worsens. Both can actually give you a bit of boost or encouragement to fulfill the task or challenge in front of you. However, if they persist, they can start interfering in your daily life. In that situation, it is important to seek treatment.

Conclusion

Anxiety disorders can be overcome with a combination of medicine, psychotherapy or both. Some people who have a mild anxiety disorder, or fear of something that they can easily avoid, decide to live with the condition and do not seek treatment.

It is important to understand that anxiety disorders can be treated even in severe cases. However, anxiety is not usually doesn’t go away, you can learn to manage it and live a happy, healthy life.