Fact Sheet about Anxiety
Anxiety is a mental and physical response to threats that are considered to be real. Anxiety can be beneficial in tiny amounts. It keeps us safe from harm and directs our attention to issues. Anxiety, on the other hand, can become debilitating if it is too intense or occurs too frequently.
Anxiety Signs and Symptoms
• uncontrolled concern • excessive anxiety • sleep disturbances • muscle tightness
• a lack of attention • an elevated heart rate • an unsettled stomach • a desire to avoid fear
An excessive level of anxiety or stress in numerous aspects of life, such as job duties, health, money, or small worries is referred to as generalized anxiety (e.g. completing housework).
Phobias are extreme fears about a situation or thing that are out of proportion to the harm it poses. A fear of delivering presentations, for example, or of spiders, might be classified as a phobia.
A panic attack is an acute nervous response in which a person suffers panic. During a panic attack, the person suffers from a variety of physical symptoms and is overcome by a sense of dread.
What Causes Anxiety to Grow?
Anxiety causes people to avoid things that they are afraid of. There is an instant but fleeting sensation of relief when a "scary" thing is averted. The next time a comparable threat emerges, though, it seems much more terrifying. This leads to a dangerous cycle of avoidance and worry.
Treatments for Anxiety
Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that (CBT)
CBT is an extremely effective anxiety therapy. CBT identifies and challenges the problematic thought processes that cause anxiety. CBT frequently includes other components.
a combination of exposure treatment and relaxation techniques Exposure Therapy is a type of treatment that involves exposing
During exposure therapy, the therapist and their client devise a strategy for gradually confronting anxiety-inducing circumstances, ending the avoidance loop. With enough exposure, anxiety loses its hold on you, and your symptoms fade.
Deep breathing, gradual muscle relaxation, and mindfulness are some of the practices that give rapid relief from anxiety symptoms. Relaxation techniques will become a great strategy to control anxiety in the moment with practice. Medication
Anxiety medication can help you manage the unpleasant symptoms of anxiety. Medication, on the other hand, is often used in combination with treatment because it does not address the underlying causes of anxiety. The requirement for medicine varies widely from person to person.