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Finding Anxiety in Everything?

Updated: Sep 10, 2020

Anxiety, anxiety and anxiety. Today it is a buzz word. Everywhere we hear about anxiety. What is anxiety and why it is becoming an overwhelming factor?


Anxiousness and bewilderment are part of life. Anxiety disorders are a group/unit of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear. Anxiety could be worry concerning future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings might cause physical symptoms, such as shakiness and fast heart rate. There are a variety of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder agoraphobia, panic disorder and selective mutism. The disorder differs by what leads to the symptoms. People often have more than one type of anxiety disorder. People are anxious to finish the tasks which are accumulating in their trays. Anxiety has become part of life.


Lawrence Wallace, a cognitive behavioural therapist, points out: Anxiety is a normal emotion, but it can get out of control... but these days it is frequently activated in response to situations that aren’t actually physically threatening, like traffic jams, work presentations, or arguments with a spouse. Worse, it stays activated when stress levels stay high causing actual physical damage to our bodies including inflammation, high blood pressure, and a higher risk of heart disease. It also leads to symptoms that make day-to-day life more difficult and less enjoyable including insomnia, a sense of dread, irritability, restlessness, poor concentration, sweating, and feeling on edge.


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Pramila Rajendran


Citation:

1. BECK Institute of Cognitive Behaviour

2. Lawrence Wallace, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

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