How Anxiety Symptoms Affects Your Overall Life
Anxiety Symptoms Encapsulate Your Overall Life: By Lori English
Everyone experiences anxiety sometimes. If you have symptoms of anxiety that are consistent and affecting your life and keep you from participating in daily life such as work, school, and family life maybe it's time to look at .
Symptoms of anxiety are different compared to the diagnosis and the length or severity of when first diagnosed, however, treatment in anxiety has increased and the outcomes are promising.
Symptoms Of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
1. A feeling of restlessness. An ability to sit still.
2. Being Easily Fatigued.
3. Difficulty concentrating and mind goes blank.
6. Muscle Tension.
7. Sleep disturbances.
These symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder are taken from the "Diagnostic Statistical Manual Of Mental Health." (DSM-IV). However, their are many different symptoms of anxiety that are physical. Seeing a physician is rec commend to rule out any type of physical illness.
Anxiety disorder is diagnosed in the (DSM -V), "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, " which is used by clinicians and mental health practitioners to help diagnose anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and other mental illness.
Symptoms of anxiety can range from mild to severe depending on the diagnosis and the person. Generalized Anxiety affects everyday thinking by constantly worrying about what can happen next . People experience symptoms of anxiety different than others and no one is exactly the same.
If you have anxiety disorder or seeing a mental health clinician be proactive in your treatment. You can Be proactive in Your Treatment and this is how. Proactive means to stand up for your self that is helpful and knowledgeable so you can be a part of your treatment. Many people think they have to sit there and just listen, this is farthest from the truth being proactive is the best way together with your therapist to conquer your mental illness and find solutions that help you.
1. Ask questions don't be afraid this is why a counselor, mental health therapist, or doctor is here to help you. You are can ask as many questions as you want to get the clarity you need.
2. Research if you are diagnosed with anxiety symptoms, general anxiety disorder, or panic disorder there are many ways to find research whether it be online or talk to others that have anxiety. Joining a group or being around people that have anxiety can help you share and relate to them .
3. You have the right to know your diagnosis and remember this is your treatment and you are in charge of yourself and what works with you . Working together with a clinician and making choices and goals that can help you feel better. Being flexible and learning about new ways of treatment that can better help you will only increase the better without anxiety symptoms.
Being a part of your treatment is important to you, and also is helpful for your self -esteem to take part in the process of feeling better and making decisions. Being involved in treatment process encourages your independence instead of becoming dependent on the therapist you are working along with him/her.
Research On Anxiety
- Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
- Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment.
- Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.
- More than $22.84 billion of those costs are associated with the repeated use of health care services; people with anxiety disorders seek relief for symptoms that mimic physical illnesses.
- People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.
A thirty -two year old woman mother of two complains of having symptoms of anxiety when she is presenting that include heart palpation's, dizziness, and feeling feeling as if she is going to faint.
What type of therapy can help her?
There are many treatments that can help someone with anxiety and for this particular one suggesting Cognitive Behavioral therapy which work well with
Research suggests that Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a short term therapy that is used with people that suffer from anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and Obsessive compulsive disorder.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy also know as ( CBT) was first discovered by Arron Beck, a psychoanalysis that first discover Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral therapy is used for anxiety treatment and increasing amounts of success for clients that receive( CBT ) for treatment of anxiety. It is intended to be a short -term treatment that is effective for anxiety disorder, panic disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorder's.
Cognitive behavioral therapy works well with clients that have anxiety and used along and explores their thinking patterns. Generalized anxiety disorder is used and therapist are ale to use a technique that is measuring or asking the client " What is the Worst thing that can Happen? This allows the client and therapist to get to the crux of their fears and anxiety and establish what they are feeling.
Exposure therapy focuses on confronting fears underlying an anxiety disorder. Exposure therapy is used along with exercises/or imagery. Exposure techniques are used according to the processing theory that maintain information about the fear stimulus.
What does this Mean to You?
If you see a Tiger =Danger. =increased heart rate=heart attack. This is an example of the thinking which can take place in the someone with anxiety symptoms. In this treatment exposure therapy is " recreating the event" and helps the client understand and walk through the fear which is causing him/her to become anxious by exposing them to the fear itself.
Fear is activated and always the client to get new information about the fear such as tachycardia does not cause a heart attack. Client and the therapist are able to work through how he/she is feeling during the time they were experienceing anxiety.
Anxiety symptoms and anxiety disorders are prevelant ae world wide , and their is always a study in research that appeals to making the treatment better. Treatment is widely avaiable for anxiety and a very treatable mental illness. There are many ways to find treatment today that were not possible before.
If you have any of these symptoms of anxiety you dont have to live with it there are treatments there are therapeutic treatments such as CBT and Exposure therapy, DBT, and other stress management treatment to discover. I encourage you to find the beat treatment that suits you life a nd be proactive.
Disclaimer- This treatment are used in Mental health but not all results are the same. If you are feeling anxious or depressed seeing a mentalhealth clinician is reccomended.