More common in females than males, anxiety is commonly associated with other conditions but it may exist alone or as a primary symptom in anxiety neurosis. Sufferers may experience chronic, unrealistic anxiety marked by episodes of acute panic attacks. Anxiety neurosis may occur in an acute form where attacks are sudden and may persist for minutes to 1-2 hours or it may be in a chronic form where the duration may persist into days or months.
Do I have Anxiety?
Everyone is under some form of stress but how do you know when it’s transformed into anxiety? Here are some common symptoms of anxiety:
1. Affected asleep.
2. Shortness of Breath
3. Increased palpitations/sweating
4. Dry mouth
5. Poor concentration
6. Panic attacks
8. State of unease or confusion
What Can I do?
The presence of underlying stress is one of the major factors in terms of the approach of alternative health therapies. It is important to identify the source and then use appropriate treatments and therapies to deal with the issue(s). Consulting with alternative health specialists in the fields of Acupuncture, Registered Massage Therapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine provides natural approaches to work with anxiety. Home care such as meditation and relaxation techniques are also important in the overall maintenance program.
Besides seeking professional help, healthy lifestyle habits are also effective. Making sure that you are eating properly and having a regular exercise program are both recommended ways to address anxiety.
World Mental Health Day
October 10 has been dedicated as World Mental Health Day by the World Health Organization (WHO). It has been established since 1992 with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health. According to the WHO, more than 260 million are living with anxiety disorders globally.
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