Anxiety / Panic Attacks

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It is normal to feel anxious every now and then. Most individuals become nervous when faced with any difficulties, especially at work, taking an examination or faced with a very vital step. An anxiety disorder differs. This usually results in stress that affects living a normal life. This extreme tension and worry are unrealistic with nothing really causing the stress. This is a very serious illness. Tension and worry are usually very overwhelming and disabling for individuals suffering from this disorder.

Instances of these anxiety disorders are obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Individuals suffering from anxiety disorder possess a feeling of terror that occur promptly and consistently without prior warning. Daily social issues are characteristic of social anxiety disorder that entails devastating worry and self-consciousness.

Certain phobias come from fear of some particular objects or occurrences like flying or heights. These can be treated using counseling or medications such as antidepressants.

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The specific trigger behind anxiety disorder has not been known. But like other types of mental diseases, are not caused by personal weakness, poor upbringing or personality flaw. However, there is ongoing research on mental diseases, but it is becoming evident that many factors combine to cause these disorders that result from environmental stress and changes in the brain.

Signs of anxiety disorder are:

  • A feeling of anxiety, worry, and tension
  • Choking feeling
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Sweaty and cold feet and hands
  • Pain in the chest
  • Short breath
  • Palpitating heart
  • Irregular and uncommonly strong heart rates
  • Trouble, being still or calm
  • Dry mouth
  • Tingling or numb feeling in the feet and hands
  • Dizziness
  • Tension in the muscle
  • Nausea