Assessing and Alleviating Anxiety

Have you ever experienced an emotional upheaval so strong that you can’t think, talk or move at all? That it sets off numerous physical symptoms that you want to escape from? In most cases, anxiety is a problem that can affect men and women alike, whether they expect it or not, and at some point, you’re going to have to deal with it. Well, it’s a normal reaction to any stressful event, dissimilar to the feeling of fear or what experts termed as phobias and should be short-lived. Yet when it becomes too much or too crippling and occurs often, concerns for your health and your lifestyle begin.

Generally, anxiety may arise on its own or in combination with other emotional conditions and the body response is varied including muscle tension, sweating, racing pulse, dizziness, tremors, headache and so on. Some people may ignore the signs and the symptoms, thinking that nothing’s wrong and believing that consulting any health professional is irrelevant. While others recognize the importance of getting medical help at the earliest possible time. It has been reported that statistics on people with this condition is rising and may be attributed to the pressures and stress of modern living.

What can cause this anxious state? There are several factors which may trigger and bring on different levels of anxiety. You may find that the environment can influence the way you think and feel about yourself and other people. Also, suppressing your emotions for a long time can impact how your body and mind cope and physical changes that come with pregnancy, illness and growing up can equally give rise to any anxious bouts. Of course, these causes are differently manifested in children, young adults, and the older population. In many clinical practices, assessing the level of anxiety is done by taking an anxiety test. Usually, questions such as Do you experience heart palpitations or tremors while resting? or Are you afraid of losing control? are asked. Plus, fear of certain objects, the fear of specific places, separation anxiety, the presence of recurring thoughts, the compulsion of doing things routinely or reliving traumatic past events are determined and diagnosed. In the end, treatment depends on what type of anxiety disorder you manifest and eliminating the condition needs an adequate partnership between you and your health provider.