Oh! What will happen next? God what should I do? Tension, tension and tension. Are you worried? Do you keep thinking about the same thing and are contemplating about some future instance which is not in your hand? Does the same worry or tension trouble you day and night and give you sleepless night and crow foot under your eyes and keeps echoing in your head even if you want to get rid of it? If the answer to the above questions is affirmative, then you are suffering from anxiety and time has come for you to take preventing action to parry your condition from getting worse.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a psychological disorder in which the same thing is repeated again and again in your mind giving you tension about some event in which you have no responsibility and have no means to handle or alter it. The same thought maybe about anything or anyone related to you, any action which you find regrettable and anything left undone. Anxiety may lead to omnipresent feeling of fear whose reason is not comprehendible to you, but then to you are scared as if your life is on the verge of extinction or everything dependends on that particular cause of your worry. Anxiety, at its higher level makes you feel yourself responsible for all the wrongs in your or others life and may produce the tendency to commit suicide or punishing yourself by torture and justifying the pain which you are going through by your past actions which may even have no relevance today.
Kinds of Anxiety
Psychologists around the world have classified anxiety disorders in following categories-
- Separation Anxiety Disorder: This is mostly seen in adolescents and young children who live separately from their parents or are separated from their loved ones at a very young age. They are highly insecure and need to be assured at intervals. Its symptoms are persistent fear of losing an attachment, excessive worry of an unlikely event like kidnapping leading to separation from a dear one.
- Selective Mustism: It is a disorder which leads to hesitation in public speaking. This may lead to impairment in social life, academic activities, and occupational achievement and may result in a totally isolated and non social personality. Being silent due to lack of knowledge or no mood for talking may sometimes be confused with Selective Mustism anxiety disorder.
- Specific Phobia: This is seen in people who suffer from excessive fear from a particular activity like flying, racing, swimming or objects like animals, heights, sight of blood etc. It may lead to panic attacks and the feared object is endured with anxiety or distress.
- Panic disorder: This may be due to a persistent worry troubling the sufferer for a long time and may lead the victim to suffer from sudden spasms of panic.
It is said that prevention is better than cure. So it is advised that you should take care of where your thoughts are heading to and keep, check of your activities to record anything weird and report it before it is maximized.