Understanding anxiety disorder: symptoms and treatment

By Manun Thakur

Every person has experienced some level of anxiety at one time or another. Each person’s reasoning and degree of severity may be different. Feelings of tension, anticipation of thoughts and physical changes such as high blood pressure or heart rate, nausea or tense muscles can all be signs of anxiety.

When a threat is detected, body alarms go off, allowing for evasive action. These alerts are characterized by a faster heartbeat, increased sweating, and increased sensitivity to the environment. A surge of adrenaline triggered by the imminent threat triggers the person’s fight, flight, or freeze response. This allows people to defend against any threats or escape from them. A person may occasionally have a sense of disconnection between their mind and body, which makes them feel out of control. Anxiety symptoms can range from stomachaches to a racing heart.

“Anxiety is a serious issue, a mental health condition that can cause severe panic attacks and even lead to fainting, please do not take anxiety lightly and seek help as soon as possible.” – Manun Thakur, founder and CEO – Veda Rehabilitation and Wellness.

Here Manun shares his point of view on how the symptoms can be divided into three groups and after understanding what the treatments are:

Physical symptoms include sweating, chest pain, difficulty breathing, rapid heartbeat, vertigo, feeling that “things are not real”, numbness and tingling throughout the body, nausea, vomiting, tense muscles, lack of energy and fatigue, tremors, or digestive problems.

Cognitive symptoms include frequent anxieties, doubts about one’s ability to control stress or emotions, gloomy future predictions, other pervasive disturbing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, or obsessing over physical sensations.

Behavioral symptoms include avoiding anything that causes anxiety, such as anxious individuals, places, circumstances, and physical sensations, as well as drinking and/or drug use, acting aggressively, verbally abusing others, fighting with them, and engaging in behaviors compulsive.

Treatments:

one. Psychotherapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, supportive psychotherapy, and insight-oriented psychotherapy can be used to deal with anxiety symptoms. The behavioral approach to treatment should include biofeedback and relaxation.

B. Prescription drugs: benzodiazepines, beta blockers, MAO inhibitors, etc. are some of the commonly used groups of medications that may be prescribed by a psychiatrist to manage anxiety symptoms.

ç. Exercise: it triggers the release of certain chemicals in the brain, as well as helps to channel excess or accumulated energy and/or restlessness due to anxious thoughts and feelings.

d. Nutrition: studies have shown that adding certain foods that include nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B and reducing caffeine and alcohol intake can help with symptoms.

and. Relaxation techniques: body scan exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing techniques, visualization practices

(Manun Thakur is the founder and CEO of Veda Rehabilitation & Wellness. Opinions are personal)

Understanding anxiety disorder: symptoms and treatment

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