Suffering from anxiety can be a frightening experience and in more severe cases it can become very debilitating. Mild symptoms of anxiety usually present themselves as a slight feeling of unease and nervousness, whilst more intense symptoms of anxiety can be very unpleasant and can indeed greatly affect our ability to carry out our everyday tasks effectively. ( If you are looking how to get rid of anxiety – click here! )
The body has to react to some form of anxiety virtually everyday, it is a basic human mechanism which is in-built in our bodies. This is fine provided the level of anxiety falls within certain parameters of intensity which this mechanism can control and cope with.
If, however the intensity level exceeds this acceptable level the results can be fairly devastating and symptoms unpleasant with the person struggling to cope because the system has in effect gone into overload. This could signal the beginning of some kind of anxiety disorder.
Anxiety can only be said to be at an inappropriate level of three specific criteria are met, these are;
The psycho-physiological criteria which measures the level of symptoms of anxiety for example increased heart rate, palpitations, breathlessness,dizziness and so on.
The Psychological criteria which focuses on the way in which symptoms of anxiety affect an individual for example loss of control, irritability, being unable to concentrate etc.
The Interpersonal criteria, this looks at the way symptoms can affect a persons social actions, for example a greatly increased awareness of the judgement of others, not participating in activities formerly enjoyed by the individual and the increase time spent alone, away form social activity.
Symptoms of anxiety can be triggered by numerous causes. For example locked away feelings caused by a traumatic event which has taken place in ones life or perhaps it may be a symptom of a wider range of mental and psychological problems suffered by an individual.
The most common symptoms of anxiety are:- quickening of the heart rate, palpitations, tense muscles which can cause pains in the chest, perspiring profusely, shaking, heartburn, rashes on the skin, insomnia, dryness of the mouth and so the list goes on.
Other symptoms which are not as common but may be felt by the sufferer could be:- headaches, an increase in anger and aggression towards others, nightmares, immense depression and even contemplation of suicide.
Often different physiological disorders will present very different symptoms within the three criteria mentioned above. An example of this is agoraphobia when the patient desperately wants to seclude themselves from the outside world.
Vast numbers of varying which may be apparent in a person suffering from any one of the great many disorders can make it very easy for a real problem being dismissed as someone just having an “off” day.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of anxiety mentioned in this article please seek help and do not let it ruin your life.
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