Anxiety , Anxiety Causes, Anxiety Types, Anxiety Symptoms,and Help

   Anxiety

Anxiety is a constant feeling of worry, nervousness and uncertainty. Physical Reactions of Anxiety include nausea, heart pounding fast, restlessness and tightening of the chest nausea, heart pounding fast, restlessness and tightening of the chest. If not taken care of, a person suffering from constant anxiety can suffer anxiety attacks that can lead to anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Types

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

In Generalized Anxiety Disorder, it becomes difficult to control worry, individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder may have unwarranted worry, they may assume the worst to happen without any apparent reason. They may predict a disaster like situation and may be excessively concerned about family, money, work etc.

Social Phobia

Social anxiety is the fear of  interacting with other people that brings on self-consciousness, thoughts  of being negatively judged and evaluated, and this leads to avoidance of social situations or events. Social phobia can severely disrupt one’s individual, social and occupational life. 

Panic Disorder

In panic disorder one experiences are sudden attacks of fear and nervousness, you will see physical changes such as heart pounding, chest discomfort, hot flashes, feeling faint, fear of losing control etc. Individuals with panic disorder also fear  having future panic attacks.

Agoraphobia

People with Agoraphobia will avoid public places or situations. They fear feeling trappd, helpless or embarassed. They feel that they need a companion with them , they cannot manage or seek help if something happens to them. This fear can be so overwhelming that they may not leave home

Phobias

A Phobia is  an irrational fear and excessive reaction. There is a deep sense of panic when you encounter the source of fear. The fear can be of a particular place, object or a situation. 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD can be developed in those individuals who have experienced a shocking, scary or dangerous event. Such individuals might experience flashbacks, threatening thoughts, bad dreams. They might also feel easily startled and on edge.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Individuals with OCD face obsessions in the form of uncontrollable, intrusive thoughts and compulsions which are specific behaviors that are repeated in order to avoid these reoccuring thoughts. 

Anxiety Causes

Anxiety can be caused by varied factors, often it is developed due to an interaction of factors  such as

1. Family history – Some individuals might have genetic predisposition towards anxiety, having a parent or close relative experience anxiety.

2. Personality factors- Certain personality traits are more linked to anxiety such as lack of self esteem, timid behavior, perfectionist tendencies etc are some of the factors tat contribute to anxiety

3.  Stressful events like work pressure, marriage, financial crisis, family conflicts, loss of a loved one etc can contribute to anxiety

4. Physical health problems such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease etc can also contribute towards feelings of anxiety

Anxiety symptoms

While feeling concerned is a natural response, suffering from anxiety can be very intense. Some symtpoms of anxiety include

  • Increased heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • excessive sweating
  • feeling of nausea
  • feeling dizzy
  • sleep disturbance
  • feeling irritable
  • reduced concentration
  • feelings of panic

 

How Can We Help With Anxiety Counselling Online?

The feeling of having constant anxiety can be quite distressing and overwhelming. One is constantly worrying, and over the edge about the uncertainty of various things. Our Psychologists will help you realize and recognize those areas and thoughts filled with Uncertainty, and teach you specific coping strategies for the same.

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Our Counselors will also help you to change your beliefs and thoughts in to more hopeful and positive ones, which will have a direct effect on the goal of decreasing and being able to manage anxiety. By the end of the sessions, you will feel much more confident about coping with anxiety, and will be able to have a healthy state of mind.