How unhealthy anxiety affects us? A significant number of people suffering with anxiety tend to believe that it 'happens' suddenly, and therefore, fail to identify the early cues which led to the development of symptoms in the first place.
Anxiety can affect our perception of reality, our ability to think rationally, to assess different alternatives and to make informed decisions.
More often that not, people end up making poor decisions which sometimes might affect not only themselves but those around them.
The Symptoms of Anxiety can be dismissed as they are quite often misunderstood or confused with the symptoms of other disorders. It's important to consider that there are two fundamental types of anxiety.
Healthy Anxiety, which is a normal response to stressful life events like moving, changing jobs or having financial troubles.
Dysfunctional Anxiety, on the other hand, is a default disproportionate reaction characterised by tension, excessive worry, intrusive thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.
One of the most challenging factors for those who want to get rid of anxiety, is not being able to tell how anxiety feels like, so here's a list of the symptoms you may want to pay attention to:
1. Excessive worrying
2. Feeling agitated
5. Difficulty concentrating
7. Tense Muscles
8. Trouble falling or staying asleep
10. Low self-confidence
11. Fears (which feel out of control)
12. Avoiding social situations (Social Anxiety)
13. Panic Attacks (Severe cases of anxiety)
To find out whether you suffer form anxiety or up to what extent your anxiety has developed you can take the anxiety test, and we will get back to you with the results from your input.
How to relieve Anxiety Symptoms?
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has proven to be the most effective form of Therapy for anxiety so far, however there are other successfully proven methods we use in our psychology practice, such as Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
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