Author: Ruth

Understanding The Levels Of Anxiety

Understanding the Levels Of Anxiety  If you and your mental health practitioner have established that you are suffering from an anxiety disorder, the next thing you should learn about would be the topic of the levels of anxiety. Anxiety and stress have always been part of our existence as humans. These have been instrumental in our survival as a species. Anxiety and worry helped us perceive dangers that can possibly harm us while stress made us move and take action.   Certain levels of anxiety and stress are normal and expected. When you worry and feel anxious, it is your body telling...

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Learn How To Tell If You Have Anxiety

Learn How To Tell If You Have Anxiety  If you are the nervous type, you might want to know how to tell if you have anxiety that is beyond the normal ones that we are supposed to experience. You would want to know why you are unable to do things that seem easy to others. In a way, knowing what you have or might be suffering from can push you to do something about it.  Know How To Tell If You Have Anxiety One of the key skills for you who might have a nervous disposition is to learn how to...

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Getting Out Of The State Of Constant Anxiety 

Getting Out Of The State Of Constant Anxiety  Being in the state of constant anxiety is probably similar to having your alarm clock perpetually on. Or probably you can picture yourself that you are in a minefield where even if you try to watch your step, you still get to trigger a mine to go off. You feel as if you do not have any moment’s rest because you are expecting that there is something bad that will happen.  It is important that you are able to get out of that situation where you are always on edge. Doing so will...

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Get Over Your Crippling Anxiety

Get Over Your Crippling Anxiety  While everyone may experience a bit of nervousness because of some life events, for others it becomes a case of crippling anxiety. For some, they feel the sense of overwhelming fear that they cannot move or do anything and this happens even when there is nothing to worry about.  While it is normal to feel anxious when we don’t know what to anticipate, it is out of the ordinary to feel nervous and worried over the smallest of things that you do not need to think about. It becomes an issue when you feel...

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Symptoms Of Anxiety

Symptoms Of Anxiety What are the symptoms of anxiety? For many psychologists, how to tell if you have anxiety is one of the trickier things to do. People vastly differ from one another – from the outward signs to the psychological state of those who have anxious thoughts. Knowing the symptoms of anxiety disorders is key to managing or even curing the disorder. Not only would you know how to tell if you have anxiety, you would also be able to know where or how to start managing the disorder because you would know the severity of the anxiety...

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Can Cardiac Coherence Help With Constant Anxiety?

What Is Constant Anxiety? The feeling of constant anxiety is very detrimental and dangerous not only to your mental health but also to your overall sense of well-being. Your mind is constantly taxed by needless things and will result in a lot of bad things for your health.   Constant Anxiety May Affect Anyone  Chronic anxiety is hard to overcome for some people because it is paralyzing. It hinders them from being able to accomplish tasks that they associate with anxiety. Constant anxiety makes it very difficult for someone to focus and be happy. In short, it greatly affects the...

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Recognizing High-Functioning Anxiety

What Is High-Functioning Anxiety? There exists a form of anxiety called high-functioning anxiety where someone may appear fine but actually is not. It is not quite yet considered or formally recognized as a mental health disorder but the condition is very real. What people with the disorder usually report is that they experience the usual tell-tale signs of anxiety but rather than get paralyzed, they would be propelled to do something. This is probably the reason why this is not recognized because it is not your usual disorder that hinders you from functioning. Even if it is so, this...

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Do I Have An Anxiety Disorder?

It’s Better To Ask Do I Have Anxiety?  Do I have anxiety? This is the question that is asked by many highly-stressed individuals because they are starting to feel that what they have isn’t what they believe is normal. To be worried or anxious is but a normal reaction for our bodies. This is the “fight or flight” mechanism at work. This keeps us out of trouble for most of the time because it makes us think of the risks of doing something before we actually do it. If we have a major life event or a presentation at work coming...

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What is Illness Anxiety Disorder?

Illness Anxiety Disorder In the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) the condition hypochondriasis was scrapped in favor of illness anxiety disorder and somatic symptom disorder. This was because these were two very distinct conditions that were often confused with one or the other. While both of them are similar in that they are very much obsessed with insisting that they are or someone else is sick, the new terms are used to cater to their more specific definitions. Somatic symptom disorder refers to the individuals that have somatic complaints. They have symptoms...

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