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Anxiety Basics

Anxiety - What is It
Anxiety Cause
Anxiety Symptoms
Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Acute Stress Disorder
Seperation Anxiety
Anxiety Neurosis
Tourette's Syndrome
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Phobic Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety is an unpleasant complex combination of emotions that includes fear , apprehension and worry , and is often accompanied by physical sensations such as palpitations , nausea , chest pain and/or shortness of breath . This fact sheet briefly describes the different types of anxiety disorders. It helps one deal with a tense situation in the office, study harder for an exam, keep focused on an important speech. Your mind races. In this situation, anxiety can provide an extra spark to help you get out of danger. The cognitive component entails expectation of a diffuse and uncertain danger. Somatically the body prepares the organism to deal with threat (known as an emergency reaction): blood pressure and heart rate are increased, sweating is increased, bloodflow to the major muscle groups is increased, and immune and digestive system functions are inhibited . Anxiety disorders commonly occur along with other mental or physical illnesses, including alcohol or substance abuse, which may mask anxiety symptoms or make them worse. Emotionally, anxiety causes a sense of dread or panic and physically causes nausea, and chills. Behaviorally, both voluntary and involuntary behaviors may arise directed at escaping or avoiding the source of anxiety. However if a person cannot shake unwarranted worries, or if the feelings are jarring to the point of avoiding everyday activities, he or she most likely has an anxiety disorder. In these studies, the participants also reported moderate anxiety. This might indicate that anxiety is a protective mechanism designed to prevent the organism from engaging in potentially harmful behaviors such as feeding on rotten food.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Some common of Symptoms of Anxiety:

  • Dizziness .
  • Nausea.
  • Rapid or irregular heart rate.
  • Muscle tension.
  • Irritability.
  • Rapid breathing.
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
  • Hot flashes or chills
  • Diarrhea or frequent need to urinate.
  • Headaches.
  • Fatigue.
  • Irritability, including loss of your temper.
  • Sweating.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Dry mouth, difficulty swallowing