Definition of Anxiety

By definition anxiety is a mental state of restlessness exhibited by feelings of worry and substantial fear that cause physiological effects such as trembling, sweating, shallow and short breathing and palpitations.

Other common anxiety symptoms include:

  • Confusion, panic and fear
  • Dizziness
  • Hyperventilation
  • A feeling that you’re like dying or going “insane”
  • Sleeping difficulties (insomnia)
  • Feeling that your problem is beyond your control
  • Irritability
  • Feeling tired
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Consistent feeling of urination
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Chest tightness and pain
  • Dry mouth

Some Reasons for an Anxiety Attack

  • Financial worries
  • Relationship problems
  • Work problems

Anxiety can be felt by a person every day in varying degrees.  Anxiety is a normal part of a person’s experience. This is the body’s way of reacting to problematic situations.  The more important the issue is to a person, the more intense the anxiety becomes. Anxiety that lasts for a long while can be pathological and should be remedied as soon as possible.  Long term anxiety is considered an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are categorized into five types:

  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phobias

Self Help Tips for Anxiety

One way to overcome anxiety is perform simple exercises regularly.  In order not exacerbate this feeling it is wise to abstain from alcohol and cigarettes.  Also, eating a healthy diet can help improve your symptoms.

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