Anxiety is part of everyone’s life. There are different ways of dealing with that anxiety, which can, of course, be due to different causes. Appropriate treatment and support can help a person deal with their anxiety in a better way and avoid the negative impact that anxiety brings to life. In fact, over time you can get to feel free of most of your symptoms.

Causes and types:
Anxiety is mainly of two kinds: The first is that kind of anxiety with which you can treat and the second is the worst form of anxiety that leaves a mark on your personality. The first type of anxiety is easy to treat, the support of your loved ones and close can help you out of your anxiety, or you can always handle it yourself. But the second type requires an effort to make life easier. The first thing that needs to be done is to determine what type of anxiety is and then figure out the root cause of it.

The causes of anxiety can also be external, so, in order to deal with it in a better way, you need to find out if your anxiety is caused by an external factor, or not. Any bitter incident that took place in your past may be the cause, or sometimes it may be a feeling that something is not right. If your anxiety is due to external factors, you must work intensely to manage it. There is no obvious external cause that generates anxiety reactions, and studies are conducted to find out their causes in people who have no past traumatic experience that could reasonably lead to that anxiety. In cases of people with deeply rooted anxiety, there may be chemical imbalances in their brains for inadequate registration of neurochemicals. However, one should be aware that it is not a proven fact with any concrete evidence.

A relatively new study, conducted in 2005, showed that it is possible to do a normal blood test to find out chemicals in the brain that can cause anxiety. The symptoms of anxiety are quite well known because many people have experienced anxiety over the years. The usual symptoms are prolific sweating, “throat knot”, palpitations, spasms, dry mouth, chest pain and shortness of breath or wheezing when doing so. However, these symptoms may appear as side effects of some other medications or other psychological problems. When anxiety is related to a phobia, as opposed to an anxiety disorder “in general,” symptoms usually only occur as a reaction to explicit stimuli.

Treatment groups such as Toastmasters International can help treat specific anxieties that have not yet reached a stage of debilitation. If you notice symptoms of anxiety in yourself, you should consult a psychiatrist or a health professional, who can assess your anxiety, diagnose your psychological problems and plan a course of treatment that suits you best. If you detect that your anxiety is getting worse, you should seek advice from your doctor.

Making a diary, group therapy or medication, are several of the treatment methods. However, cognitive-behavioral therapy is the most common. In it, the health professional helps the patient identify and manage the ways of thinking that contribute to the causes of anxiety, and leads to situations that help control it. As for medications, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are the most common, in addition to the tricyclic antidepressants -that are currently used less-, and it is seen that more than 90% of patients manage to recover, thanks to these treatment options.

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