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Anxiety

Anxiety is a common emotion we face on a regular basis. We all experience anxiety while giving an examination, visiting the doctor or before any kind stage performance. However, when an individual faces anxiety at inappropriate levels regularly, it can be categorized as an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a diffuse, vague, unpleasant feeling of fear and apprehension, for dealing with such anxiety, a person must take anxiety counselling.

Anxiety

Facts To Know!!

  • Anxiety disorders are treatable and yet only one-third of those suffering receive treatment.
  • Anxiety disorders are often accompanied by co-occurring disorders.
  • Anxiety can cause a wide range of physical symptoms.
  • Women are more likely than men who have anxiety disorders.
  • There's more than one anxiety disorder out there.

Anxiety

Watch short video introduction on what Anxiety looks like.

What causes Anxiety?

  • Witnessing a traumatic experience or exposure, such as accidents or unpleasant circumstances.

  • Giving up after prolonged drug or alcohol induces higher level of anxiety.

  • Changes in brain chemistry due to medical factors, age, biological changes can lead to anxiety.

  • Future worries like money, protection, health, loneliness etc. can lead to anxiety.

Pale face

Shortness of breath

Inconsistent speech

Trembling/ shaking

Restlessness

Distracted thinking

Dry mouth

Negative thoughts

Symptoms of Anxiety?

Treatment

  • Psychotherapy- This way of treatment is done through talk therapy.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- CBT is a practical treatment, which involves teaching practical skills to deal with anxiety symptoms

  • Medication - Antidepressants are used to treat anxiety disorders.

  • Relaxation techniques are one of the best ways to deal with anxiety, one of them is progressive muscle relaxation.

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