Category Archives for "Anxiety"
If you are one of those who commonly avoid tasks or specific situations, it could be for many reasons. But before you can work on solving or completing a job you’ve been putting off, it’s essential to narrow down what type of avoidance you are using to evade something in your life, so you can know how best to combat it.
If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “What you resist persists,” you have been introduced to the fundamental reason why your avoidance and how you cope can increase anxiety.
As we currently pass the first anniversary of the COVID-19 and then learn, there could be two more mutations possible, making it even more contagious even though the previous 12 months have been arduous for most of us. Who hasn’t felt anxious during this period?
You might listen to people talking about panic attacks and anxiety attacks like they’re the same thing.
However, this is when things start to get confusing because panic attacks are listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), whereas an anxiety attack isn’t.
If you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up very early in the morning, you may have insomnia. It is not enough to close your eyes, and count sheep and hope you will eventually enter the world of snooze.
It is usual for all people in relationships to have their ups and downs. After all, no two people are alike, and we share a vast amount of personal information that we wouldn’t necessarily feel comfortable sharing with others.
However, any relationship requires a certain amount of giving and acceptance, and this should naturally be a reciprocal process.
The first thing you need to understand about fear is that everyone is afraid. Fear is a raw human emotion that has kept us alive for hundreds of thousands of years.
Without a healthy sense of fear, our ancestors would have been eaten by sabre-toothed tigers or T-rexes straight off the bat.
Fear is what stops you from taking unnecessary risks and getting yourself into serious trouble.
If you believe someone you know is displaying a change in behaviour or mood which you feel may be potential red flags of poor mental health/mental illness. Many people have mental health concerns from time to time.
But a mental health concern, then becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms affect your ability to function independently.
People who suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder become very adept at avoidance or safety behaviours.
It’s a natural reaction to something that feels bad, and of course, they will do whatever it takes to avoid those situations.
But unwittingly, they are reinforcing their anxiety and even making it worse. Have a look at the common avoidance behaviours, and see if in trying to minimise exposure, you’re feeding the beast.
Everyone worries during their life. When it spurs you to take action to solve problems, worrying can even be helpful. However, if you are preoccupied with worst-case scenarios, and have a chronic case of the “what-if,” worry quickly becomes a problem. Unrelenting fears and anxious thoughts can be paralysing.
Anxiety seems to be getting more and more familiar with each passing year, but what’s the difference between fear and an anxiety disorder?
1. How do you handle it?
2. What is a treatment like?
In this article, we’ll explore the topic of anxiety disorders, demystifying this condition and directly explaining it so you can keep it from getting the better of you.
Stress, in itself, is not a bad thing. What makes all the difference is how you cope with it. Stress usually throws our life out of balance, sometimes causing physical and psychological problems.
Yet stress cannot be avoided, and so it is worth thinking about how to make the best possible use of it.
If you're feeling anxious about the state of the world at this moment, that's an appropriate reaction. It would be unusual not to be concerned: Since the coronavirus hit, we've all been bombarded with terrible news. With death and infection rates increasing daily, misinformation and rumours flood the internet. You may feel trapped in a horror movie with no hero coming to rescue you.
It's not normal to worry about something new every single day. If it interferes with your daily life, it's time to mention it to your doctor. You may think it is natural to worry about loved ones or to catch a plane on time. Nevertheless, when worrying becomes obsessive, and it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.
While Depression and Anxiety are two different medical conditions, their symptoms, causes, and treatments can often overlap. Try asking someone to name two common mental health problems, chances are they will think of anxiety and depression. Despite the fact that they are commonly referenced in conversation, people still struggle sometimes to determine the difference between these two conditions. This is because many people with anxiety also develop depression and vice versa.