Friday, 1 February 2013

Anxiety - How Harmful It Could Be

Experiencing anxiety is something we have all seen and gone through at some time of our lives when we felt insecure about our capabilities to manage with different tasks or problems and we all know how bad it is to be anxious no matter why we feel like that and how insignificant the problem may seem. This intimidating state of mind sometimes even affects our abilities to perform ordinary tasks and to be effective when it is most needed.

This characteristic feeling of fear is not at all pleasant to experience but it appears on the course of life as a normal reaction to stressors. It is in fact a useful response because it sometimes increases the alertness of people and their ability to react adequately to some unpleasant situations. Sometimes it motivates us to deal with problems but when it becomes excessive then the organism suffers and it may have some harmful effects on our soul, mind and body. Anxiety disorder may sometimes be predetermined in our genes and there is nearly nothing we can do about preventing the displeasing symptoms. Some people are born anxious and some are not but even those who are usually not experiencing worries because their lifestyle is more peaceful can happen to be in a stressful situation that will cause this natural response. We all have our weak moments and challenging experiences that make us feel anxious, however, there are some single events in our lives that can cause an immense stress - these could be the death of someone you love or even bankruptcy. These occasions result in a form of anxiety that extends longer in time - this could be months or years of dreadful mental suffering. This state of mind is referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder and is treated by different kinds of cognitive therapies which work for the wellbeing of our mental health.

Except for the genetic predisposition to anxiety disorders, there are a number of other reasons that this condition could come as a result of and some of these are the excessive intake of chemicals like ecstasy, amphetamines or other drugs, acting directly on the brain activity. Overdosing on caffeine drinks could also be a reason for this displeasing state of mind that we may suffer.

There are a number of symptoms with the help of which anxiety disorder can be recognized and some of these are feeling of constant irritability, excessive tiredness, inability of people to focus on their work and other physical responses as sweating or racing heartbeat. All of the above speak for a medical disorder that should instantly be treated by medical professionals with some special techniques like for example relaxation or psychotherapy. Sharing your problems with other people in the same position can be really helpful because they may exchange valuable advices on how to handle these controversial emotions within ourselves and how to learn to overcome the uneasiness that anxiety causes.