Anxiety is a totally normal response in daily life, it is a conditioned response that distinguishes us from inanimate objects. For example, when we feel hungry we have a feeling of anxiety, which preserves life. The same is the case when an animal threatens us. We tend to flee or defend ourselves, but when anxiety is shown disproportionately to the stimulus that caused it , or when it comes up for no apparent reason is when we are faced with a pathological situation. Typically, this is when we seek and need help.
Usually the first answer is to go to anxiolytics, methods to reduce anxiety. However, it is very important to find out the real triggers of anxiety so that we can feel and manage own our emotions again. That’s when we require the assistance of a professional. Anxiety of this kind deteriorates the quality of life; the world becomes a threat.
These manifestations can last a long time and/or present themselves intensely, leading to panic attacks and anxiety. Many times, this can lead to an in individual to visit the emergency room in a hospital, where, of course, they do not discover physical problems.
Symptoms that usually occur include, but are not limited to:
- Feeling nervous, agitated or strained
- Feeling imminent danger, panic or catastrophe
- Increased heart rate
- Accelerated breathing (hyperventilation)
- Feeling weak or tired
- Problems concentrating or thinking about anything other than the current concern
- Having trouble falling asleep
- Having gastrointestinal problems
- Having difficulty controlling concerns
- Having the need to avoid situations that create anxiety