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Anxiety symptoms and treatment

Anxiety symptoms have a negative impact on daily life, the patient feels chronic discomfort in their daily activities, as well as in communication with the outside world. Anxiety disorder greatly reduces quality of life and should be recognized and treated in time.


Symptoms of anxiety include feeling painful and unpleasant uncertainty and anxiety, and is always accompanied by more or less pronounced physical symptoms. Pathological anxiety is characterized by panic attacks that may be the result of coercive thought, and often are associated with depression. The unpleasant feeling of anxiety is often accompanied by the following problems: nervousness, headaches, insomnia, excessive sweating and sweating, rapid heartbeat, pressure or pain in the chest, shallow and rapid breathing, muscle tension, trembling hands and body, paralysis, and accelerated metabolism. Chronic fatigue caused by tension, significantly reduced work efficiency and concentration.


Anxiety, unlike fear, is emotional reaction to a non-existent or minimal risk. This unpleasant disorder is characterized by constant fear that something terrible will happen, but is accompanied by pronounced physical tension and inner unrest. Because of the constant pressure and the feeling of helplessness in difficult situations, anxiety people have the impression that they are losing control over themselves and their lives are often seem like they will "explode.” In extreme cases depression accompanied by suicidal thoughts can develop. Anxiety symptoms and anxiety disorders occur in up to 10% of the total population in the world, while other research shows that this problem occurs in almost every third person in the West.

Anxiety disorders; TYPES

Anxiety disorders are the most common non-psychotic psychiatric conditions, but they also include agoraphobia with panic disorder, social and specific phobia, and obsessive compulsive, panic, acute stress, and post-traumatic stress and generalized anxiety disorders. Obsessive compulsive disorder is equally present in both sexes, others are much more common in women.

Anxiety symptoms and anxiety disorders are the result of a complex interaction of genetic, biological, and other factors, such as socio-economic factors and stress in the workplace. However, it is difficult to predict which people will fall into anxiety, because they trigger different for every person. Some believe that this disorder occurs only as a result of a traumatic event, although it may be caused by some totally trivial things or phenomena that to person in given time is very important. For all these reasons, it is very difficult to determine the causes of anxiety unless phobia (fear of certain animals, objects or situations). Some studies have shown that the amygdala, a structure that lies deep within the brain, registers closeness of threats and in response starts feeling fear or concerns. In amygdala emotional memories are also stored, and it is possible that it is the driving force of anxiety disorders. In addition, the offspring of anxious people are at significantly greater risk of developing the disorder, suggesting a genetic causes, the influence of parents or both.

Panic Attacks - Anxiety Symptoms

Panic, the highest level of tension and fear, often is the result of accumulated negative stress in the lives of anxious persons. Namely, when a man over a long period is in a state of constant anxiety it slowly starts to avoid situations considered dangerous, closes in himself. In addition, due to a number of physical symptoms that accompany attacks, they imagine that they are suffering from a serious illness such as air-malignant tumour and the like, and often thinks about fainting, and death. The worst of all this is that panic attacks in most cases are not linked to a specific event or person, which means that it can happen at any time and anywhere. Experience shows that after a panic attack every person is confused, they do not know what had caused such a reaction, and is becoming more depressed frightened and uncertain. This pattern can be settled down and repeated for months, even years, causing more pronounced feeling of fear and helplessness. For all these reasons, if anxiety symptoms are ignored, and if the situation is not treated, the patient eventually becomes a prisoner of his fear and finally never goes out of the apartment, even out of bed.


Unfortunately, many anxious people never seek the help of experts, some because they have prejudices related to psychiatrist while others do not go for review because they do not recognize the disorder, convinced that the nervous tension and nervousness is normal appearance. On the other hand, many turn to the wrong doctor, that is, seek help from a cardiologist or a neurologist, because of physical symptoms associated with anxiety, thinking that they had a heart attack or stroke.

Anxiety self-help

Anxiety symptoms and ailments that accompany them can be significantly reduced with breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and meditation, light physical exercise, such as walking, exercising or cycling - you will rid the body of accumulated stress. Right and deep breathing is very useful, especially when it comes to panic attack. The exercise is as follows: close your eyes, put one hand on the stomach and another on the chest. It is necessary to "breathe with your stomach" - the hand on the stomach must be moved during inhalation and exhalation, while that on the chest must rest. The air is inhaled through the nose and exhaled through your mouth. As far as food goes, it is necessary to reduce the consumption of sugar, fat, salt, caffeine, nicotine and alcohol, and exclude trans-fats.

How to treat Anxiety

Aromatherapy is a great relief for anxiety disorders. Essential oils of peppermint, lavender, chamomile, jasmine and roses have a strong anti-stress effect. Tea made from these plants has a calming effect, and herbalists claim that in such cases of emergency thyme showed best results, which relieves depression and soothe physical ailments caused by anxiety. It is desirable to consume large quantities of vitamin B and C, as well as the minerals magnesium and zinc, to strengthen the nervous system.


Tea made from thyme
  • Take a big tablespoon finely powdered herbs and cover with 3-4 dl of boiling water.
  • Cover and leave to stand for fifteen minutes
  • Then strain and sweeten with honey to taste.

This tea is beneficial to our nervous system, symptoms of anxiety and discomfort after only a few days it mitigates, combined with breathing exercises and daily recreation.