Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

October 13, 2006 2:56pm CST
Worry, fear, and anxiety are a normal part of our life. Have you experienced feeling anxious before taking an exam and later find out that you got a higher result more than what you’ve expected? Or, feeling anxious for a job interview and ended up getting hired, or feeling frightened walking down an alley where bad things often happened? Normal anxiety helps us cope in any stressful situation, it also keeps us watchful. Mental health professional are not concerned with normal anxiety. But, if your anxiety suddenly occur without apparent reason and lasts for weeks to months and happens in most days than not, that is another issue. If anxiety persists in most days than not, and takes longer than six months, it has become an immobilizing disorder. An anxiety disorder is a recurring and excessive anxiety and worry about events or activities without logical reasons at all lasting for more than six moths and it is interfering with everyday activities, such as going to work, and socializing. A person experiencing anxiety condition finds it difficult to control the feelings of worry and fear. The thing about people with anxiety disorder is that they actually know that what they think of feel is not real and that they are just made-up. The common anxiety disorders are Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and Selective Mutism. A person with anxiety condition may suffer different anxiety disorder symptoms. And because no two individuals are the same, the anxiety disorder symptoms may vary from one person to the other. The physical symptoms of anxiety disorder are cause by brain sending messages to parts of the body to prepare for the flight-to-fight response. The lungs, heart, and other parts of the body work faster and the brain releases stress hormones, including adrenaline, and that explains that physical symptoms. Anxiety disorder symptoms may experience physically can include but not limited to: Abdominal discomfort Diarrhea Dry mouth Rapid heartbeat or palpitations Tightness or pain in chest Shortness of breath Dizziness Frequent urination Difficulty swallowing Anxiety disorder symptoms may experience psychologically can include: Insomnia Irritability Inability to concentrate Fear of going crazy or dying Feeling unreal and not in control of your behavior There are several types of anxiety disorders and sometimes they are associated with physical problem such alcohol and drug abuse. Anxiety is the main symptoms of other mental illness called anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorder symptoms may differ from the symptoms of other anxiety disorders, but all the symptoms cluster around excessive, irrational fear and dread. For people with anxiety condition, cheer up! Your world does not stop there because there is cure for anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are curable and there are two types of treatments available for anxiety disorder- medication and psychotherapy. But, it is said that the proven most effective way to treat anxiety sufferers is psychotherapy. Sender: Daniel Visit:
4 responses
@i_agree_but (1185)
• United Arab Emirates
17 Oct 06
Pls leave some space so that other members too can write some suggestion. Anyway it is a good proof to tell, you are suffering from anxiety. Does it sounds anything to you. Yes, it is an over reaction towards something fearing for something. Am I right?
• Philippines
21 Oct 07
good thing if it is just controllable. Most people who suffer this cannot control their emotions. They say that its just your thinking but they are wrong. Who wants to experience this anyway, right?
• India
13 Oct 06
17 Oct 06
Generallly peole discuss things on MyLot yes? :P
• Janesville, Wisconsin
12 Nov 06
Yes, I have experienced Anxiety it is not fun, at least I learned to handled it well through controlled breathing, positive visualization and meditation... I was on meds for a little while until I learned other ways to cope and deal with it. I still have social anxieties at the time. Take Care all!
17 Oct 06
Very informative topic about Anxiety disorders, I don't think I had understood it to the full extent before.