When confronted with a risky or disagreeable circumstance it is but normal to become a tad anxious about it. This is a perfectly normal reaction. The anxiety equips us with the necessary readiness to consider our fight or flight options. It gears us up to do what we think is right given the conditions inherent in the situation.
There are people, though, who frequently over-react as a matter of habit. They do not seem properly attuned to the situation. They become exaggeratedly anxious, and their worries not at all commensurate with the problem at hand. Or sometimes, they worry without any apparent reason. They have panic attacks without actually knowing what it is that makes them apprehensive or fearful. These feelings may be so severe to a degree that they serve to affect adversely how the person thinks, feels, and behaves. These feelings can also result in symptoms of a physical nature that surprisingly have no medical basis.
The latter type of anxiety requires consultation with a professional trained in the fields of either psychiatry or psychology. There are certain tools for the evaluation and diagnosis of anxiety. If the evaluation results in identifying the exact type of anxiety disorder that an individual exhibits, the easier it is to determine the proper treatment required.
People with anxiety problems constantly and seriously worry for no reason at all. They find it difficult to breathe, getting panic attacks. When asked what it is that is making them upset, jittery, or nervous, they are unable to give a lucid answer. Their fears are often unfounded; and even when this is made clear to them, they still worry.
A person who has anxiety disorders often complains of aches which have no medical basis in fact. A doctor does a thorough physical examination often fails to provide the reason for the aches. There looks to be nothing physically incorrect with the person in spite of the fact that he does feel these pains.
A severely anxious person will often report feeling light in the head for no obvious reason at all. He may also complain of feeling clammy or cold, sure signs of nervousness or extreme apprehension.
Another symptom of anxiety is being hard-pressed to get sufficient shut-eye. The worries racing through a person’s mind make him unable to tell night from day. His worries keep him awake, troubling him to such a degree that he is unable to get the rest that he needs.
Stomach upsets which cannot often be traced to any physical reason is another symptom. An anxious individual also often feels nauseous.
A person who has anxiety disorders often feels immobilized by obsessive worrying. His thoughts are so centered on his problems, as well as on the possible dire consequences he imagines, that he often cannot function properly. Filled with so many negative thoughts, he finds it difficult to find pleasure in anything. Life seems just too difficult to bear.
There are many forms of disorders that have to do with severe or misplaced habitual anxiety. Some clinical terms that you may come across with which refer to this disorder are the following:
• GAD or Generalized Anxiety Disorder
• Panic Disorders, referring to frequent panic attacks
• PTSD or Post-traumatic Stress
• Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
No matter what type of anxiety sickness an individual exhibits, it is best to take notice of the anxiety symptoms immediately. The sooner the condition is evaluated, diagnosed, and treated, the better it is for the individual.2016-08-19