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Mar

Anxiety – it’s all in your head!!

Anxiety – we’ve all heard about it but what is it?

Anxiety is categorised as a sense of apprehension, nervousness, and self-doubt. These experiences are sometimes associated with the real life stressful situations. At some time or another everyone will experience some form of anxiety ranging from waking up late for work or to extreme situations where your thoughts do not allow you get up out of bed.

However, when the feelings of dread, fear and worry have no real reason to be within the individuals mind and become overwhelming, recurring and not directly connected to stressful situations in a person’s life then it is time to reach out for some professional support to deal with such a crippling mental health issue.

Anxiety may leave an individual unable to function in normal day to day routines and rituals. There is never a simple way of telling whether those uncontrollable thoughts have manifested into a serious case of anxiety.

Symptoms for anxiety are varied and will be dependent upon the individuals’ unique characteristics and traits, gender, age, environment etc. the list is endless.

Anxiety symptoms include, obsessive, obtrusive, worried thoughts, confusion, difficulty to concentrate, pacing or restlessness, irritability, frustration, and despair.

A person with anxiety may feel tense, with uncomfortable physical sensations such as trembling, sweating, a racing heartbeat, nausea and difficulty breathing.

The sever and sudden onset of such symptoms are often indicative of a panic attack. Anxiety can lead to headaches, insomnia, digestive problems, and light headedness.

Anxiety is at the root cause of many mental health conditions, including panic attacks and phobias, and it is often directly correlated with other conditions such as obsession and compulsion, posttraumatic stress, and depression.

The issue of dealing with anxiety can be removed from ones thought process because of the fear of engaging with such an enormous destructive force within your life. However, anxiety is an issue that has become part and parcel of common day language and therefore should not be something to be embarrassed about, feel guilt over or experience a sense of shame. Instead, anxiety can now be openly discussed and resolved through prescribed support from your GP but above all by engaging with a qualified therapist who has experience of dealing with such issues.

Therefore, don’t sit in silence and suffer, reach out, ask for help and support and take control of your life, rather than letting anxiety taking control of you.

In the next blog, I will be discussing how anxiety can so easily develop in an individuals, thought processes and take over.

 

 

 

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