Do you suffer from anxiety? If so, you probably feel the symptoms are a direct result of the anxious thoughts that swarm your mind. If you’re like most of us, however, you may not understand the true causes of your anxiety and its devastating effects on your life.
True panic attacks can leave you shaking and trembling uncontrollably. There is no cause for this pain. You were just having a bad panic attack and it will pass. However, if you continue to have these feelings over, they may actually be a symptom of another underlying disorder.
Anxiety can cause a wide range of problems that affect our daily lives. Many people have varying degrees of anxiety. This may make them do things they normally wouldn’t. Examples include working late, driving at high speeds, or traveling without the proper medication.
When we think of anxiety on a daily basis, we usually focus on the things that cause us stress. Stressful events or situations in life such as divorce, a death in the family, job loss, moving home, or other adversities that keep us up at night can often lead to anxiety and panic attacks.
The longer it goes on, the more likely you are to experience the anxiety when faced with a stressful situation and it is especially common when a traumatic event or something similar happens. Many people believe that there is something called the “anxiety trigger” when something frightening happens. The scary event or situation sets off the anxiety but the anxiety continues due to the fact that it is stressful and trying to calm down after the event makes it worse.
Panic attacks can come on suddenly or in a series of attacks. Each individual person may react to different situations in different ways. It is normal to have a panic attack once in a while but if you’re having frequent attacks that don’t go away, it may be a sign of a more serious problem.
There are many symptoms of anxiety disorders that can mimic other types of anxiety such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), and phobias. Just because you have one or two of these symptoms doesn’t mean you have an anxiety disorder. It is important to get checked out by a doctor because sometimes an underlying condition is causing them.
Anxiety disorders are only a problem if they interfere with your quality of life. Many people live very healthy and happy lives, with no bothersome anxiety issues. If they do develop, it is important to treat them as quickly as possible.
There are several treatment options available today. They usually fall into three categories. The first is behavioral therapy that helps you identify the anxiety you experience and learn how to cope with them.
The second is a medication that will help you reduce your anxiety through the use of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. The third is hypnotherapy that involves techniques such as breathing exercises, visualization techniques. There are also cognitive behavioral therapy techniques that can also help a person overcome their anxiety.
Don’t ignore your anxiety or worry that it may be an anxiety disorder. Proper diagnosis can help you find the proper treatment and take the necessary steps to maintain a healthy and happy living.