Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous
Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder. Anxiety disorders form a category of mental health diagnoses that lead to excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry.
Patient with anxiety can experience a variety of symptoms. The common ones are feeling of heart beat fast or Irregular heartbeats (palpitations), tremors, muscle tension and pains, sweating, churning of stomach, sickness, difficulty in breathing, dizziness and headache, faintness, Indigestion, diarrhea, apprehension about fear of unknown, feeling worried all the time, feeling tired, unable to concentrate, feeling irritable sleeping badly.
Anxiety is a normal human feeling. We all experience it when faced with situations we find threatening or difficult. Normally, both fear and anxiety can he helpful, helping us to avoid dangerous situations, making us alert and giving us the motivation to deal with problems.
It is abnormal when anxiety symptoms become too strong or go far too long, can stop us from doing the things we want to and can make our lives miserable.
Yes. Some of the illnesses in this group are phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.
It is an illness in which anxiety symptoms are there in which anxiety symptoms are there most of the time.
If anxiety has started due to difficulties in life talking with someone who understands helps. Anxiety management training is group of techniques, which includes relaxation and breathing exercises. They can be learned by one to one or group sessions. Books, CDs and videotapes can help learning those techniques. Psychotherapies for example Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is another treatment. Medications are also effective. Often combinations of these treatments are used.
Most of antidepressants are also effective in anxiety disorder.