Anxiety Disorders:

Feeling anxious is a common emotion that we all feel every now and then. It is natural to feel nervous before taking an exam or presenting a new project at work. Sometimes this feeling of anxiety allows us to work harder.

Although anxiety may be natural in certain cases, anxiety disorders are not. It can cause extreme feelings of distress and can interfere with your daily life. Despite the high prevalence rates of these anxiety disorders, they often are under recognized and undertreated clinical problems.

There are multiple types of disorders such as:

Anxiety disorders appear to be caused by an interaction of biopsychosocial factors, including genetic vulnerability, which interact with situations, stress, or trauma to produce clinically significant syndromes. Anxiety disorders can come about at random moments with no rhyme or reason. A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear.

Symptoms:

  • Fear of loss of control or death
  • Rapid, pounding heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Shortness of breath or tightness in your throat
  • There are a few natural ways we can try to resolve these anxiety attacks.

    Exercise- Thirty cumulative minutes a day of any type of physical activity relieves anxiety by flooding your bloodstream with feel-good hormones.

    Meditation- Studies show meditation changes the brain. Brain scans of regular meditators show increased activity in the left prefrontal cortex (area of brain associated with joy and equanimity). Meditating can also increase mental focus and the ability to stay in the present moment.

    Yoga- A mixture of both exercise and meditation can offer similar benefits

    If natural methods are not affective and persists, seeking professional help is important. Anxiety disorders can be disabling in multiple aspects of our lives. Causing us from performing daily routines or being a part of our family’s life. By seeking professional help, we can try to find the root of the problem and find guidance in how to resolve those problems.