Anxiety is often thought of as a ‘get one free’ with chronic conditions, such as bipolar disorder, depression, insomnia, and Attention deficit disorder (ADD). But the truth is anxiety is a separate condition. When a person has had a childhood disease i.e., ADD/ADHD, there is a high chance that he will develop anxiety upon entering adulthood. That is why many former healthcare workers suggested that ADD and Anxiety are correlated with similar symptoms. But as research proceeded, it was seen that people who had all the symptoms of anxiety didn’t necessarily have positive results of their adult ADD test.
Once we know the exact symptoms of each condition, we could only tell about our disease.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is nervousness and stress-driven by overthinking about specific scenarios. Your mind can’t stop imagining the moment that is to come, as it convinces yourself that you’re going to be a failure at anything you’re going to try. Anxiety can take different forms, such as social anxiety. In such a case, you go through an unnatural extent of discomfort while giving a presentation or just being standing among people. Your mind keeps telling you to usually involve everyone else and simultaneously, not letting you speak out of fear of the unknown.
Other known forms of anxiety are panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, or separation anxiety.
All of these forms have to do with fear of one kind or another. PTSD keeps you scared of moments that have passed and long gone. Phobia doesn’t let you go to certain places. Panic attacks keep you up till midnight, having you convinced of yourself experiencing shortness of breath or severe chills and suicidal thoughts.
When to know its anxiety?
Most of the time, we ask ourselves, do we have a disorder, or it’s just like being an average human? The answer is obvious. All of us have different kinds of fears and shyness here and there. But when you have a disorder, it is so persistent in the symptoms that you start feeling it physically. For example, you might begin sweating in a cold atmosphere or are unable to stop moving your feet at a fast pace. As soon as you observe that it has been occurring continually, for weeks or even a month, the chances are that you shall need treatment.
What’s The Treatment?
There are different ways and remedies to cure your panic attack, or the long term anxiety.
If you have been feeling a great difficulty falling asleep and are afraid it might be an anxiety attack, you can get prescribed medicine.
There are other ways, such as taking fresh air, drinking chilled water, deep breaths, or, most importantly, sleeping with a family member.
Try taking in breath for 5 seconds, hold it for 5 seconds, and then exhale for 5 seconds. This is a proven, instant trick to calm your nerves down. Keep repeating the process until you feel your brain back on the track. Another perfect method is the three object rules. Look around yourself, find three things that you see, you smell, and you hear. This exercise will distract you in no time.
If you’ve been an old traveler of this road, we understand your concern. Have you tried avoiding caffeine? A cup of tea increases our fatigue.
It would help if you read real-life happy stories, try working out, and, most importantly, get enough sleep. Do what nature has taught you i.e., sleep early, stay active. Trust the process of therapy, talking to someone alone helps your brain solve the entangled mysteries. A healthy mind gets your anxiety a goodbye!