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Onions And Anxiety
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
See below: Talk to your physician to see if there is a physical basis for anxiety, work on finding out what makes you anxious. Try to establish daily routine to bring some predictability in your day; practice deep breathing, relaxation/ guided imagery (you can find scripts on the web); you can work with a therapist to help you guide through the process. Consider medication, if symptoms become overwhelming. ...Read more
Anxiety, generally speaking, is a protective mechanism designed to prevent us from engaging in potentially harmful behaviors.
Causes can be;
1. Biological..........Genetics, or chemicals such as caffeine or drugs.
2. Psychological.........Perceived threat.
3. Social.............Actual threat. ...Read more
Anything can: Cause anxiety. Usually the big things like changes death divorce moves job change friendship loss or family loss are causes or changes in health. But people stress over everything and perspective is needed to stay healthy. Get help from psychiatrists and psychologists to deal with symptoms. Keep a support network to stay connected to people. Good luck ...Read more
Yes. Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www. Bcia. Org & www. Aapb. Org). Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more
Good question: It's an over-exaggerated fight or flight response. Our nervous system is getting us ready to act by pumping out adrenaline and other chemicals. The problem is this response may be over- zealous or it may occur when we don't want it too. Also if something scared us before, our body remembers that. That is why if you've ever been stuck in an elevator once, you'll get very anxious in any tight space. ...Read more
With depression?: There is a diagnostic category of mixed anxiety-depressive disorder. This can be used if both symptoms are present in about the same degree and neither is severe enough to stand alone as requiring treatment, but together they are. If they are severe enough - each on their own, there would be two separate diagnoses. If you a concerned for yourself, seek help and share the burden with a pro. ...Read more
Psychotherapy first: Usually, initial treatment is with psychotherapy or "talk therapy". If symptoms are very severe or disabling, medications may be used initially, or later, if psychotherapy is not successful. It is also important to exclude medical causes such as use of drugs, alcohol, or caffeine, and problems with the thyroid gland or, rarely, with the adrenal gland. ...Read more
No: It can feel like you're dying if anxiety jumps up into a full blown panic attack. Then your heart is racing, you're breaking out into a sweat, and you feel short of breath. That's the limbic system in your brain getting you ready to fight with or run from a saber tooth tiger. Your brain thinks it's helping. The trouble is that the alarm it's sounding is a false alarm. There is alot of help avail. ...Read more
A good book: http://psychcentral. Com/blog/archives/2013/05/22/the-origins-of-anxiety/
it's a natural animal response. It helps us survive - but it can get out of control and become a problem instead of a help. There are things we should avoid for safety - anxiety warns us. But, if we learn to feel it w/out good cause - or too often - or too much - it's a problem. Talk to a therapist. Best wishes! ...Read more
Anxiety: There are a number of behavioral techniques to include deep breathing, progress muscle relaxation, guided imagery. There are a lot of self help books that show how to practice these techniques. The key is to practice them 20 minutes every day so they become a habit you can easily employ when anxious. ...Read more
See below: Are you anxious about every day stuff or particular events? Generally, it's good to know what makes you anxious. Practice relaxation, mediation, guided imagery (you can google it); keep a diary of the events when you happen to be anxious -- what happened (the event), thoughts you had; things you've done to decrease anxiety; how you body responded (where did it feel in your body). ...Read more
Do you have an:
Anxiety disorder or do you just find yourself feeling anxious at times? If it is more serious than occasional anxious mood then a medical eval to rule out underlying medical conditions is a good idea. A psychiatric evaluation can also accurate assess. To address stress:
talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity. ...Read more
Yes: Anxiety is a process involving thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and physiological arousal. It certainly can last all day. Add worry, which is a cognitive, verbal-linguistic attempt at problem solving upcoming events (usually ineffective), and you have an additional process that increases anxiety. ...Read more