The hectic life, deadlines, time management, financial raising, and many more have a lot of adverse effect on one’s personal life. The space needed for one to dedicate for himself is felt short. This results in anxiety. What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a state of anger, uneasiness, frustration, and confusion. There is a difference between anxiety and anxiety disorder. It may be caused due to many reasons. Many say it is because of the deficiency of vitamins, other important nutrients which cause the brain to not function properly. Depression, OCD, Panic attack are an example of anxiety disorder. However, everyone falls prey to it by some part.
The cramps in the stomach while going for an exam or an interview, hands dropping cold when to speak in front of a few hundred, butterflies felt when talking to someone special, an instinct reaction on spotting a cockroach, lizard, or a rat, this all comes under anxiety!
One needs to understand the difference between being just anxious and suffering from an anxiety disorder altogether.
⦁ Do you suffer getting a quiet sleep?
⦁ Is it so that you worry about every small thing passing by?
⦁ Do people around you ask you to leave the things and worry less?
⦁ Is it so that you keep yourself stuck onto some topic for more than required days?
⦁ Knowing the fact to worry less, do you find it difficult to control your thoughts?
⦁ Do you find any physical symptoms of less concentration, irritation, muscle tension, one easily gets tired, etc. ?
⦁ Is your worrying affecting your family and surrounding people negatively?
If the answers to the above questions are yes, then one needs a consultancy from a doctor. He/she might be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
There are a few types of anxiety disorders as follows:
1. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) :
This is a type of a chronic disorder. It is long-lasting, uncertain, and mostly one cannot identify the root reason for them getting anxious about the objects around, the behavior of certain people, or some situations.
2. Panic Attack disorder
The sudden and unexpected attacks of shock, tension, or terror become the cause of the panic attack disorder. These disorders mainly occur due to a person suffering from the scary experiences, a prolonged tension carriage, or etc.
The symptoms of panic attack disorder are shivering, sleepy mood, less-enthusiastic, nausea, etc.
This is a disorder suffered badly by a person who is scared of some particular objects to an extent where he develops a fear about it. He tends to imagine the situation of facing the particular object in all of the worst conditions. One may be phobic of lifts, caves, dark or even at times some of the food materials as the taste is unbearable to them.
4. Social anxiety disorder
Be it giving a speech in front of the class, giving an introduction to a new place, raising a hand to answer a certain question during meetings, etc. However, if the disorder is taken to depth, the person might fear from negatively getting judged by the society, humiliation, public embarrassment, and etc. The disorder might take the person away from being social and he may start becoming an introvert and finally prey to depression.
5. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
The people suffering from OCD disorder repeat their actions every now and then. They are known to the fact that their actions might be irritating or unnecessary. However, they suffer from this issue causes them to clean a thing, again and again, put a check on locks, gas regulators, switches repeatedly. OCD is a type of anxiety disorder. The people suffering from OCD shouldn’t be treated as patients but as other normal people.
6. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
This disorder is caused by those who have suffered a major trauma in their past. The incidents of accidents losing someone close, sexual abuse or assault, major accidents leaving back uncurable injuries, etc. makes the patient remain trapped in the trauma. This is also a type of anxiety disorder.
7. Separation anxiety disorder
When a person suffers from a close one’s loss and behaves in a manner of not being able to move on in his life then he might be suffering from Separation anxiety disorder. A person sticking up to the same things and memories for a long time makes his life stagnant and not progressing. This cause a lot of stress and finally anxiety.
Ways To Overcome Anxiety
1. Make sure you are known to the type of anxiety disorder suffering from
From the above information, one can relate to the type of anxiety disorder he/she is suffering from. Knowing what actually they are suffering from makes it easy to find an appropriate treatment. Rather than just figuring out by yourself, one should prefer going to a doctor and take a consultancy and report regarding the same. ‘
2. Try breathing techniques
Breath is a source to control our heartbeats and finally our mental stability. One should learn breathing techniques to calm himself down to different situations. It does help a lot.
3. Pray to god and meditate daily
Praying and meditating allows us to disconnect ourselves from the outer world. This helps our brain to relax for a while and let the stress level settle to the ground. A break of meditation or praying also helps to sort the things to be performed in a proper manner, which gradually helps heeling anxiety.
4. Magnesium supplements might help
When one suffers from the magnesium deficiency, the immunity to fight negative thoughts reduces. One can start a dose of magnesium supplement to refine. Importantly, one should start this only under the prescription of a doctor!
5. Examine yourself and consider all the positives
Mostly when one comes to know about their disorder they might panic more or even start building negative thoughts. The need is to sit and analyze the thoughts one is overthinking of. They should minimize the amount of worrying and the time they invest in a particular thing. One suffering should start making a practical vision towards the outer world than attaching emotions to all.