Anxiety is a part of the day for most of us. Each year around 30 million American adults have at least one anxiety or panic attack. Panic disorder can be classified as an anxiety disorder. In a panic attack, those affected seemingly without any actual reason suddenly suffer a tortuous fear. In this case, there are biochemical changes in the body that are the same as in a real emergency. The intensity of the symptoms reaches its peak in about 10 minutes, and after 20-30 minutes, the agitation gradually disappears.
Do I have Anxiety and Panic Disorder?
Do you often experience the following symptoms?
- heart palpitations
- dry mouth
- trembling or shaking
- shortness of breath
- feeling of choking
- chest pain
- nausea or dizziness
- abdominal distress
- derealisation (alteration in the perception)
- depersonalization (being a detached observer of yourself)
- fear of losing control
- fear of dying
- tingling, tickling, pricking, numbness or burning of your skin
- chills or hot flushes
- a sudden need to urinate
Nobody on earth has ever managed to escape one or two of the sensations, as mentioned earlier. These symptoms are all normal physical responses under certain circumstances.
However, when you find yourself feeling many of them, when either facing or just thinking about stress-provoking situations, environments, or events, chances are that you have an anxiety attack.
Above all, if you are living through deep feelings of dread of certain situations – even though you are not anywhere near to being in those situations and having the symptoms listed above, probably you have an anxiety disorder. Also, if you isolate yourself from others can often be a sign of a more severe problem.
Don’t ignore the symptoms.
You shouldn’t ignore the signs if these go beyond the typical utterance of unease and nervousness. Seek advice if you are concerned.
While many people living through an attack at some point in their life, recurring episodes of extreme anxiety are not healthy.
Still, even with these symptoms, it does not mean you are experiencing a disorder. After all, we respond differently to situations of stress. We are talking about disorder only when there is a panic attack several times a month, and the fear of onset is such that it affects everyday life. A panic attack is a scary experience, as symptoms, for example, can mimic a heart attack or some other life-threatening condition, so it is common for a patient to get frightened after the bout.
For most people, the very thought of speaking in front of a large crowd would produce some of the symptoms mentioned above. It’s still not a definite indication of a panic disorder.
About Anxiety and Panic Disorders:
Anxiety and panic disorders are not mental illnesses. They are just behavioral circumstances stored as memory.
There is a higher prevalence of women that are affected by anxiety disorders.
Anxiety and panic disorders can be eliminated permanently.
We know that stress is just the trigger for the anxiety and that a dysfunction in the brain is the cause. Probably heredity and noradrenaline in the brain have some role in the development.
If we can change the way your brain reacts, you’d be free of attacks. Tranquilizers, either prescription or natural such as CBD Oil, fast relieve the symptoms, and after a few months, the occurrence of the attacks can disappear.
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