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5 Ways to Understand Your Anxiety
Anxiety can be very complex. Amy Marlow therefore shares her personal experience with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and provides tips on how to live better with anxiety, based on her own lived experience.
What Are Anxiety Disorders?
Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect nearly 30% of adults at some point in their lives. But anxiety disorders are treatable and a number of effective treatments are available. In this article by the American Psychologist Association, you can learn more about anxiety.
For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. In this article by the National Institute of Mental Health, you can learn more about what anxiety is, the types of anxiety and much more.
Anxiety and Meditation
Many people are struggling with anxiety. Understanding neurophysiology of anxiety may not be helpful in itself. Taking drugs or doing cognitive behavioral therapy are the most common ways of treating anxiety. By watching this Sam Harris Talks video you will learn, how meditation and mindfulness can be applied in the experience of anxiety.
What is the difference between fear and anxiety?
When discussing anxiety, we also have to talk about fear too. What is the difference between the two? Anxiety and fear are closely related. They are both alerting signals, but they appear to prepare our body for different actions. Anxiety is a generalized response to an unknown threat or internal conflict, whereas fear is focused on known external danger.
You can inherit fear?
Everybody is familiar with a feeling of fear. Most people are afraid of something. It has traditionally been thought that fears emerge from a bad experience that happened to us at some point in life. Some fears can be so severe that they interfere with the ability to function. In this video you will be introduced to an idea of how fears are not only learned but can also be inherited.
What does Anxiety feel like?
The symptoms of anxiety can be different, depending on the type of anxiety that you suffer from. But there are often common symptoms that people with anxiety share.
How to handle anxiety
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety can manifest as a feeling of worry or fear. Anxiety is a universal experience. Feelings of anxiety are perfectly normal. Anxiety becomes a problem if it develops into more servere or frequent anxiety than a person can tolerate. In this video psychiatrist Lynne Drummond discusses symptoms and treatments of anxiety. By watching this video you will learn that anxiety contains two components: physical and emotional.
Breaking the loop of anxiety
Have you ever heard of the loop of anxiety? It can be characterised as a state of intensified physical symptoms, which triggers fearful thoughts, leads to increased level of anxiety and evolvement of vicious loop of anxiety. Take an opportunity to watch this video, presenting Colin Bien’s personal story at Tedx Talks about suffering from a panic disorder due to a lot of stress.
OCD and anxiety disorders
Ever called someone OCD because they like to have a clean apartment? Ever told someone you have a phobia of spiders when, in fact, they just creep you out a little? In this episode of Crash Course psychology, Hank talks about OCD and Anxiety Disorders in the hope we’ll understand what people with actual OCD have to deal with as well as how torturous Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks can actually be.
How to stop feeling anxious about anxiety
Everybody has had an experience of beeing anxious about something, for example giving a speech. Avoiding situations, that provoke anxiety, is not very helpful. By watching this video from Tedx Talks you will learn more about Tim Box’s personal understanding and experiences with anxiety. You can not get rid of anxiety at all if you try to get rid of anxiety.
You are not alone
Living with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
Sydney describes herself as a happy person. She is also diagnosed with general anxiety and sometimes has panic attacks so intense that she believes she is dying. Sydney wants others to know that a person who is smiling can still have a mental health disorder.
Breaking the Loop of Anxiety
Watch this video, presenting Colin Bien’s personal story at Tedx Talks about suffering from a panic disorder due to a lot of stress. Learn more about how breaking up bad loops and implementing good new routines and habits, can enrich your life with less stress and anxiety, leading to more balanced life.
5 Ways to Understand Your Anxiety
In this article by Amy Marlow, she shares her personal experience with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, and tips on how to live better with anxiety, based on her own lived experience.
How to Stop Feeling Anxious about Anxiety
Watch Tim Box’s personal understanding and experiences with anxiety. You can not get rid of anxiety at all if you try to get rid of anxiety. Try to imagine, how it would look like, if we did not experience anxiety at all? Anxiety is a feeling, demanding our attention on something that is worth of it. Then the question is, why do we regard the feeling of anxiety so negatively?
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