Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt but it is also a normal reaction to stressful situations. Anxiety, like the fight, flight, or freeze response, is recognised as a survival reaction, which allows protection however it becomes malfunction if we experience it on everyday basis.
Anxiety causes are searched in conditioning by parents, stressful work environment, unresolved traumatic experiences and have potential to develop further into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, panic attacks, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Anxiety can cause intrusive or obsessive thoughts, disturbing our ability to concentrate or stay focused. A person with anxiety may feel confused or find it hard to retain memory. Symptoms of anxiety can also be physical and can range form overly tense muscles to high blood pressure. Trembling, sweating, a racing heartbeat, dizziness, and insomnia can also come from this condition. Anxiety may even cause headaches, digestive problems, difficulty breathing, and nausea. Anxious person might appear confrontational, stumbling over words, trembling, and develop nervous tics.
Therapy can help in uncovering the underlying causes of worries and fears; teach how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Talking therapy gives you the tools to examines how negative thoughts and behaviours can trigger anxiety.