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Understanding Anxiety

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Hannah Sparrowhawk

on 4 November 2016

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Understanding Anxiety
Anxiety
Everyone gets nervous or anxious sometimes, this kind of anxiety can
help us get motivated
or
warn us of danger.
Where as an anxiety disorder causes
unhelpful and unexpected anxiety
that can
impact our lives
in serious ways. Including how we think, act and feel.
Types of Anxiety
There is
multiple kinds of anxiety
, including:
social anxiety
(fear of social situations),
panic disorder
(anxiety and fear happen frequently without warning), and
general anxiety disorder
(exaggerated anxiety, worry about everyday things for no reason).
Signs and Symptoms
Constantly tense, worried or on edge
Anxiety interferes with work, school, or family
Irrational fears
Avoid everyday situations that cause anxiety
Sudden, unexpected attacks of heart pounding panic
Feeling as if danger and catastrophes are gonna happen
Coping
There is many ways to cope with anxiety, like medication, counseling, support groups, and many different types of self-help strategies.
Strategies
Practice yoga
Listen to music
Learn relaxation techniques
Eat well balanced meals
Don't skip meals
Limit alcohol and caffeine
Get enough sleep
Exercise
Hannah Sparrowhawk
Physical Symptoms
Emotional Symptoms
Irritability
Tense and jittery
Over-alert
Blank mind
Expecting the worst
Nausea/dizziness
Trembling
Headaches
Fatigue
Insomnia
Sweating
Muscle tension
Triggering Anxiety
Learn what triggers your anxiety, Talk to someone, maintain a positive attitude, accept you cannot control everything and welcome humor.
Panic Attacks
A panic attack is a
sudden episode of intense fear
that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger.
Panic Attack Symptoms
Sense of danger
Trembling, dizziness, weakness
Shortness of breath
Feeling cold or over heated
Numbness or tightening in hands
rapid heartbeat palpitations
There is a difference between a trigger and a cause of anxiety. A cause of anxiety is something that caused your anxiety to be apart of you, like your upbringing and genetics; triggers are issues that make your anxiety worse.
Triggers
Anxious thoughts
Lack of goal setting
Overwhelmed mindset
Stress
Money
New things
Crowds
Being alone
Work
Loss of control
References
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