Anxiety Issues

Feeling anxiety is a part of everyone's life. It is sometimes good because it improves your productivity and performance too while in exams, tests, and challenging tasks. However, persons who suffer from anxiety disorder tend to feel anxiety frequently. They feel fear, tension and constant worry about everyday tasks and activities. This fear and tension can reach an ultimate level such as terror or panic attacks. Anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and phobias are some examples.

Anxiety Symptoms: Generally, anxiety symptoms can vary from person to person. Commonly found anxiety symptoms are:

  • Constant Nervousness, and restlessness
  • Sleeping problems, fear, panic, and uneasiness
  • Sweaty, Cold, Numbness
  • Hyperventilation (rapid breathing)
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Nausea and dizziness
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Phobias – such as agoraphobia or claustrophobia

Anxiety Causes: There are many causes of anxiety. It could be due to mental, or physical conditions, or drug side effects. Generally, the causes of anxiety are:

  • Work or Career stress
  • Stress at school
  • Relationship issues
  • Financial problems
  • Emotional trauma or tragedy such as the death of a close person
  • Medical Illness
  • Drug side effects
  • Use of harmful drugs like Cocaine, heroin etc.

Diagnosis: In the diagnosis process, firstly the counsellor will question your medical history. Then the counsellor will perform tests to rule out medical diseases which can cause these symptoms. If the doctors do not find any medical reason then they will send you the psychiatrist counselling. After that, the psychiatrists will use their tools and testing to examine whether you are suffering from an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety Treatment: The treatment of anxiety disorder includes medications in addition to, psychiatrists counselling, proper diet, and many other things. These are:

  • Psychotherapy: Counselling with a psychiatrist works a lot in anxiety disorder treatment. The counsellor asks questions and performs tests to help you how to deal with the anxiety symptoms.