Know everything about anxiety here!
While many misconstrue anxiety as a negative term, it is a normal feeling that one undergoes at various points in their life. It could happen while one is anticipating their exam results or before speaking in front of a large audience or even while taking important decisions. Then you may wonder why doctors call this a condition or a type of mental illness. Just like everything in the world, anything in excess can cause trouble. Anxiety is no different. It is important to understand that these feelings should be temporary and must not last for a long period. If you think that this anxious feeling that you are experiencing is affecting your day-to-day routine, you have come to the right place! This blog will give you all the information you need to know about anxiety.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is often used a blanket term that covers diverse conditions including general, social, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobias. It is important to understand that anxiety is very different from fear. It is more like an emotional subconscious reaction to something that is affecting you.
How common is it?
Anxiety is one of the common mental illnesses that affect a large number of people out of which only one-third of them seek any kind of medical help. In the UAE, more than 20% of women are anxiety victims. Research indicates that women are 70% likely to be diagnosed with anxiety than by men.
Symptoms for anxiety
Some of the major symptoms seen in this condition are:
- Excessive worrying
- Feeling agitated
- Finding it difficult to concentrate
- Tense muscles
- Trouble falling asleep or excessive sleeping
- Panic attacks
- Social awkwardness
- Irrational fears
How can we help ourselves?
While there is no quick fix or a standard solution to this condition, it is important to identify the symptoms and work towards curbing them. With constantly busy lives, making positive and healthy lifestyle changes has been one of the more effective ways of curbing the condition. One of them could be sleeping well. This is not only important for one’s overall well-being but can also reset your body and mind. Another way is to reduce the amount of caffeine intake. This is because; caffeine is a catalyst for inducing stress, panic and overwhelming feelings in people. Lastly, make sure to confide in someone. Try talking through your issues with friends, parents, relatives, or even doctors and share your feelings and experience. Sometimes, letting it out can make one feel a lot lighter!
At Evolve brain training, we incorporate non-invasive treatments that can help one in reducing not only the symptoms of anxiety but also targeting the root cause of it and eliminating it permanently. If you are interested in a free consultation, fill out the contact form and we will get in touch with you!
Dr. Upasana Gala is the founder and CEO of Evolve Brain Training, a Neurofeedback centered institute that focuses on using non-invasive brain training techniques to maximize the brain's true potential.