Anxiety can seem out of control and get in the way of a person’s daily activities.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a mental condition that usually causes you to feel worried or anxious about many different situations. Anxiety can seem out of control and get in the way of a person’s daily activities
The notes on its website that there are several common signs and symptoms of this condition, including the following:
- Feeling nervous, agitated, or tense.
- Sensation of imminent danger, panic or catastrophe.
- Increased heart rate.
- Fast breathing (hyperventilation)
- Fast breathing (hyperventilation).
- Feeling weak or tired.
- Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the current concern.
- Having trouble falling asleep.
- Having gastrointestinal (GI) problems.
- Having difficulty controlling worries.
- Having the need to avoid situations that generate anxiety.
The appropriate treatment to treat this problem must be prescribed by a health professional, who will determine what is most convenient for the patient according to their situation.
Among the options to treat anxiety is taking medication, but also resorting to psychotherapy, which is carried out with a trained therapist. Some forms of psychotherapy can help you understand what is causing your anxiety. This allows you to have better control over it.
A common and effective type of psychotherapy for anxiety is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which can help understand the relationship between a person’s thoughts, behaviors, and symptoms,During CBT it is possible to learn to:
- Understand and take control of distorted views about stressors, such as other people’s behaviors or life events.
- Recognize and replace panic-causing thoughts to help you feel more in control.
- Manage stress and relax when symptoms occur.
- Avoid thinking that minor problems will turn into terrible problems.
That can be followed to better manage anxiety disorder, these are the following:
- Get enough sleep.
- Eating healthy food.
- Maintain a regular daily schedule.
- Get out of the house every day.
- Exercise every day. Even a little exercise, like a 15-minute walk, can help.
- Stay away from alcohol and illicit drugs.
- Talk to family or friends when the person feels nervous or scared.
- Find out about the different types of group activities that the person can join.