Quick Anxiety Symptoms and Treatments.
The following information was presented by Healthline, which indicates 11 Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders and some potential natural ways to manage the issue. Here is a synopsis of the article.
This is a very common symptom of general anxiety.
Increased heartbeat, sweating, shaking, and dry mouth may be common symptoms of anxiety.
This is often associated with anxiety if it occurs frequently and is typified with difficulty sitting, remaining still, or relaxing.
Fatigue can be a symptom of an anxiety disorder as well as other medical problems.
The symptoms are persistent exhaustion, and near constant state of weariness.
This is commonly reported in anxious persons and is evidenced by forgetfulness, difficulty reading, mental blocks, distractibility, and elongated time to complete tasks.
This is most likely when anxiety is peaking and is manifest by anger, frustration, and disappointment.
This is another common symptom of anxiety and includes chronic muscle tension, muscle tightness, muscle tenderness, and muscle pain.
This sign is extremely common in people with anxiety with symptoms of hypersomnia or insomnia.
This symptom tends to generate intense feelings of fear, usually with unpleasant physical symptoms and is characterized by one or more of the following symptoms: Racing heart, chest pains, sweatiness or chills, tingling or numbness in extremities, feeling faint or dizzy, loss of control, and breathing problems.
This symptom is typical of social anxiety disorder. The following symptoms may be present: fear of embarrassing self, expecting the worst from a social encounter, avoiding a focus on self, sweating/trembling/shaky voice, talking with strangers, fearing physical reactions such as blushing, and avoiding situations where you believe you might be critiqued on performance.
This is most problematic when it affects daily functioning and may involve one or more of the following fears: Health, general worry, incorrect conclusion, exaggerated negative self-talk, and phobias.
The following are some Natural Ways to Decrease Anxiety according to Healthline:
Use probiotics and fermented foods
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Professional Therapies include the following:
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on identifying, understanding, and changing thinking and behavior patterns related to anxiety in regular meetings with a licensed therapist.
Exposure Therapy (ET) progressively or suddenly exposes a person to a fear in a controlled environment with the goal of decreasing or eliminating the fear.
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a specific type of CBT, which involves examining multiple ideas that combines acceptance and change simultaneously.
Group Therapy is with a therapist and multiple clients that attempts to normalize client experiences with others undergoing similar symptoms.
According to Anxiety.org, the following medications may be effective in treating anxiety. These should always be used under the care of a medical doctor, preferably a psychiatrist in treating anxiety.
SSRIs and SNRIs. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) have been found helpful in treating anxiety symptoms.
Benzodiazepines: These drugs may act quickly but may be addictive.
Beta Blockers may help, for example, someone with a social anxiety disorder and are typically used infrequently.
Some common Self Help Measures include the following:
Diet, exercise, nutrients (such as L-theanine16 and tryptophan may help decrease anxiety)
Mindfulness practices the ability to be fully present and aware of what is going on around us in the current moment.
Meditation is the practice of focusing thoughts on a specific, usually calming concept.
Relaxation Techniques may include intentionally slowing breathing or progressive
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