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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety; It is the emotion that arises when there is anxiety about a situation that is believed to happen. At this point, it is necessary to define anxiety and understand the difference between anxiety and anxiety. Anxiety; It is the fact that we play scenarios that we do not want to happen in the future and even scare us in our minds. Anxiety; While anxiety is a mental process, anxiety is the emotional state caused by this chain of thoughts. We made the definition of fear in our article about phobia (maybe a link can be given here). But to repeat briefly; Fear is part of our body's "fight or flight" response when faced with a threat. While anxiety and fear may go hand in hand, the most obvious difference is that when we experience anxiety, there is no real physical threat.


When Does Anxiety Threaten a Problem?

Feeling anxiety is a common experience we all experience in our lives. It's a natural response when we are stressed or feel threatened. In addition, depending on the level of anxiety and how often it occurs, it may indicate a more important condition such as generalized anxiety disorder. While waiting for test results, driving in heavy traffic or dealing with problems at work, it is quite possible to feel anxious and anxious. Anxiety can affect functioning in daily life, depending on its frequency and intensity, as just mentioned. But because anxiety symptoms can affect everyone differently, it's important to learn how to recognize them and when you may need professional help.

Perhaps one of the first signs that anxiety is a problem is when it begins to emerge with a strong intensity. While normal anxiety usually appears in certain life situations, problematic anxiety can be irrational and chronic, affecting a person's daily activities. This person may worry more than usual, have memory and concentration problems, or avoid people and especially certain situations that cause anxiety. Anxiety affects your life in different ways, including your relationships and how you socialize with others. For example; Your anxiety may be preventing you from seeing friends or keeping you from activities you used to do and enjoy. In addition to these, it is quite possible that you will experience physical symptoms caused by anxiety. These;

restlessness, tension, muscle tremors or twitching, rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, insomnia, stomach and intestinal problems, or other physical ailments.

Sometimes these symptoms may be accompanied by other actions, such as completing an action over and over, being obsessed with something, or a strong need to prevent anxiety by avoiding certain things. A person may also experience anxiety-related issues when they have an irrational fear or phobia caused by past traumatic experiences. Panic attacks, on the other hand, come on suddenly and may include some of the aforementioned symptoms, along with chest tightness, dizziness, fear of losing control, or a sense of disconnection from reality.

As can be understood from the above, there are a wide variety of anxiety disorders. Generalized anxiety disorder is a typical example of anxiety. People with this disorder always worry about something, even things that are a mundane part of their lives are quite challenging for them. If anxiety is affecting your quality of life, if you find yourself having trouble doing your mundane daily routines and tasks, or if you experience physical ailments like the above that you can't understand why, it may be time to speak to a professional mental health professional. To summarize, anxiety affects people in different ways and can have a wide variety of underlying causes. The first step after working with a professional is to understand what anxiety is and how it affects you. With this step, it is possible to make your life more comfortable, to be able to manage your symptoms by noticing them and "how?" By asking the question, you open the door to embarking on a journey towards your own self.

All of the topics mentioned in the article can be studied with anxiety disorders. If you are looking for an expert to accompany you on your journey with yourself, you can apply to Lenus Psychology,

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