AdolescenceThe period of adolescence tends to be fraught with hormones, emotions, declarations of emancipation, and fears of abandonment and a lot of drama. Understanding the process of maturing and knowing the
Stress has an impact on quality of life and can interfere with your ability to manage your day. Has your body been aching or your heart racing? Maybe you’ve begun sweating profusely? If you have been experiencing symptoms similar to these, then you might be dealing with a panic attack…a common sign of anxiety disorder.
All people experience anxiety when dealing with stress. It becomes an issue when the anxiety is excessive, and occurs for no reason. Each person’s body naturally reacts to a threat in the same way where their heart and blood pressure increase, sweating increases, and more blood is transported to your muscles to deal with the danger by either running or fighting back. Physical signs of anxiety consist of sweating, shakiness, pale skin, and pupil dilation. Excessive anxiety can cause mental chaos, physical symptoms, emotional distress, and changes in behavior. As a consequence, these feelings lead to unpleasant feelings that is related to adversity, fear, or discomfort.
Panic attacks (sometimes called ‘anxiety attacks’) are a common symptom of most people suffering from anxiety. They occur abruptly, and the body reacts to the threat as if it were real, so the individual feels all the symptoms a person would if the danger were rational.
People who have been experiencing excessive anxiety usually benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy where they learn to recognize and change the thoughts that lead to those anxious feelings. With time, they once again perceive their worries and thought patterns in a more realistic way.
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