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Anxiety: Its Definition, Symptoms, Causes & How Psychologists Can Help

Anxiety: Its Definition, Symptoms, Causes & How Psychologists Can Help

Anxiety, stress, fear and nervousness are things that people encounter and feel on a regular basis. But how is one differentiated from the others? You might confuse anxiety with nervousness when you have to make a speech in front of a huge crowd. Slight fear could be interchanged with stress when having to face the prospect of driving again after being involved in a minor car accident. These are perfectly normal emotions but when they get in the way of your daily routine or prevent you from engaging in everyday activities, they could be debilitating.

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Panic Disorder: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Panic Disorder:Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Fear, anxiety and sadness are perfectly normal emotions which appear during certain situations. What turns them into disorders is when they appear out of the blue, with severity and when they prevent you from leading a normal life. Let’s take panic disorder as an example. During stressful situations which do not happen every day, it is normal to feel panicky especially when you feel like your life or the life of a loved one is in danger. But what if panic appears out of the blue, and when there are no obvious threats to your safety? When severe panic sets in with corresponding physical symptoms, it could be a sign of panic disorder.

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Statistics Anxiety in Australia

Statistics Anxiety in Australia

Fear of public speaking or being afraid of driving again after getting into a car accident are perfectly normal conditions which have a known cause. But what if you are experiencing something like an anxiety disorder? When you get anxious, you cannot really pinpoint what its root cause is. However, it affects your heartbeat, breathing, it makes your palms sweaty and you cannot think of anything other than that feeling of anxiety. If you find yourself being anxious one time too many and you feel that it is getting in the way of your doing daily activities, you might be suffering from general anxiety disorder.

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Major Causes of Anxiety and How to Deal with It

Major Causes of Anxiety and How to Deal with It

Anxiety is a necessary emotion. It brings about your sense of vigilance which keeps you alert at important moments. It also heightens your apprehension, increases your ability to perceive and comprehend. Being anxious can be a positive thing, only if it is present at small doses. When it becomes exaggerated and overwhelming, it turns into something else. A higher and worse version of anxiety leads into anxiety disorders, and it is something that can impact your life negatively big time.

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Suffering from Anxiety? Here’s What You Need to Know

Suffering from Anxiety? Here’s What You Need to Know

Feeling anxious before a company presentation or when making a life-changing decision is perfectly normal. But what if the anxiety that you are feeling seems to be as common as daily stress in the office? For this, it would help to take better control of the feeling so that you can be on a more even keel while handling your emotions. There’s no need for you to put undue anxiety on yourself for things that you have no control over. It also pays to know more about what the symptoms of anxiety are and how you can best manage it so that the negative emotion will not take over your life.