What is Anxiety Disorder?

The main symptoms of anxiety disorders are excessive anxiety and fear. However, anxiety can occur in daily life. For example, during exams, interviews, and adapting to a new environment, anxiety may arise. Moderate anxiety can help the client adapt and protect himself, and even improve work performance. However, excessive anxiety will affect your daily life. For example, you often exhaust your energy due to worrying about daily trivial matters. This is a type of excessive anxiety, and you may even suffer from anxiety disorders.

What are the symptoms of anxiety disorders?
As mentioned above, appropriate anxiety can help you adapt to new things and new environments, but excessive and long-term anxiety can affect daily life and even damage your health. Therefore, if you perceive that your anxiety is affecting your daily functioning and even your relationship with others, you should seek professional help as soon as possible.

Key symptoms of anxiety disorders:

Thoughts and emotions
• Excessive worrying and restlessness
• Anticipation of imminent but unavoidable danger

Physical Signs
• Sudden rapid heartbeat and breathing
• Chest and abdominal discomfort
• Muscle tightness, pain and tiredness
• Dry mouth
• Sweating

Anxiety Disorders According to the concentration and intensity of the object of anxiety, there will be different types of anxiety disorders:

1. Specific Phobia
• A strong fear of specific things or situations, such as heights, spiders, and claustrophobic places.

2. Social Anxiety Disorder
• Persistent and marked fear in one or more social situations, feeling constantly being watched and judged by others, habitually avoiding these situations, or being physically There will be various discomforts.

3. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
• There is no anxiety caused by specific things or situations, but excessive anxiety about various and multiple things in daily life, such as work, personal safety, economy, disease, etc. and so on.

4. Panic Disorder
• A very strong sense of panic occurs without obvious threat, and at the same time, the body also has different reactions, such as rapid heartbeat, dizziness, difficulty breathing, weak limbs, etc., fear of losing control, Or even die for it.

5. Separation Anxiety Disorder
• Excessive anxiety when separated from attachment figures such as parents, caregivers, spouses, lovers, children, etc.

How to deal with anxiety disorders?
If after reading the above symptoms, you find or suspect that you have anxiety disorder, the following suggestions may help you reduce your symptoms:
• Share with someone you trust about the possible causes of your anxiety, and talk to others about the reasons for your anxiety. In addition to the burden on your mind, the sharing of similar experiences by others may also help inspire you to solve the problem and reduce anxiety.
• When anxiety comes, in addition to talking to others, you can also try breathing exercises to observe your anxious thoughts and emotions, which can also help you relax.
• Leisure activities such as exercising, walking, reading, listening to music can help regulate your mood.

If anxiety symptoms persist, professional help should be sought:
• Medication – usually used in severe cases, should be discussed with and followed by a doctor.
• Psychological Counseling – Professional psychological counseling can also effectively treat anxiety disorders. Many studies have shown that about four to eight sessions of psychological counseling can help relieve the symptoms of anxiety disorders.

If my friend has an anxiety disorder, how can I help him/her?

• Empathize with people with anxiety disorders: Blaming or scolding will only further exacerbate anxiety, so it is better to reflect on similar situations you have experienced, try to listen more and play more roles of the patient to support them Effect.
• Deepen your understanding of anxiety disorders: Many misunderstandings stem from ignorance, so knowing more about anxiety disorders should help you better understand the patient’s needs and even help them relieve their anxiety.
• Encourage patients to seek professional help: Patient listening, non-judgmental consideration and support are the best responses to those with anxiety disorders, and after this, patients may also be encouraged to seek professional help to seek treatment options.
• Take care of yourself: Supporting emotionally ill patients is not an overnight thing. As a friend or caregiver, you should also take good care of yourself. You need adequate care both physically and mentally, because only by taking care of yourself can you have more space and strength to carry the joys and sorrows of others.