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Fear and anxiety: what to deal with these disorders?

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With today’s stressful lifestyles and more and more people engaging in too many activities to keep up with, it is no wonder that there are more cases of anxiety and depression than ever. Many people overextend themselves and cannot learn to relax. Taking time off from work and getting away from their daily schedules is something that these people just can’t seem to comprehend. People who don’t learn to take a break run the risk of having a nervous breakdown and suffering from anxiety and depression. Anxiety can cause depression, insomnia, panic attacks, and digestive complications.

The person who is experiencing anxiety and depression will exhibit all kinds of strange behavior. They may have jitters and feel stressed out over simple situations. The person who often gets stressed over everyday situations might be prone to anxiety and depression. Trying to control this stress and anxiety might become too difficult for a lot of people to handle.

If you are trying to control your anxiety and depression the first thing that you will need to do is face up to the illness that you are suffering from. You should see a doctor or psychologist to be diagnosed with a mental disorder. The right diagnosis is important to getting the appropriate treatment for your condition. There are several types of depression that you could be diagnosed with.

Medication for anxiety disorders

Antidepressants are mainly used in the treatment of anxiety disorders, and sedatives and/or sleeping pills are also used if necessary.

In the general case, treatment begins with SSRI antidepressants, which are prescribed by the doctor in the first place, that is, they are the first choice drugs. It has been proven that all antidepressants used are more or less equally effective. Therefore, when choosing a medicine, the doctor, first, takes into account the number of side effects and the price of the drug. The effect of the drug does not appear immediately, in most cases within 4-8 weeks after the start of treatment. SSRIs include Citalopram, Prozac, Etzitalopram, Paroxetine, Sertalin.

Soothing drugs belong to the group of drugs that reduce the feeling of fear and anxiety. Medications used to treat anxiety disorders are called benzodiazepines. In the brain, they enhance the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA has an inhibitory effect on brain cells and therefore has a sedative effect. To sedatives belong Diazepam, Alprazolam, Lorazepam, Oxazepam. In addition to the calming effect, these medicines relax the muscles, thus helping to reduce physical stress. Anxiety and fear disorders are exacerbated in many people due to a viral pandemic. You can handle it right now! How to survive depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cure anxiety attacks

If you are searching for how to get anxiety or fear attack to stop quickly, then be encouraged, normal people have found solutions that may just be the trick for your own situation.

Imagine:

– Planning holidays or travel without fear of anxiety.

– Going about your business daily without any lingering anxiety or anxious thoughts in your mind.

– Watching your close relationships improving as the barrier of fear is removed.

– Making appointments or socializing with people and never dreading you might have to jump up and leave.

Frankly, there are different levels of panic attack sufferers, and each level of suffering can stop attacks in different ways.

If you fall into lower intensity sufferers category then curbing anxiety attacks may be as simple as a quick turn at meditation by simply placing your left hand on your belly and slowing your breathing while visualizing a serene and peaceful place.

Also, for lower intensity anxiety sufferers, a simple act of getting outdoors and inhaling fresh air, or exercising may do the trick.

For this level of suffering some solid precautions such as avoiding these blacklist items will help:

– Energy drinks.

– Candy.

– Soda.

– Coffee.

– Fat loss stimulants.

Cure anxiety attacks, panic attacks, and anxiety disorder by disassembly

If you are suffering from more persistent and intense panic attacks than you may find the cure you need by understanding exactly how panic attacks work.

With a solid grasp of how an anxiety attack is constructed, you will be able to essentially “deconstruct” panic attacks rendering them useless. It is a bit like cutting the red wire on the time bomb.

Once deconstructed the panic attacks become useless and thus end the cycle of terror. This technique is often called the “one move” technique because of its simplicity.

How to develop a plan of action to deal with your phobia

Gradually building on successes in a hierarchy to reach your goals is the best way to conquer any fear, not just a phobia. In order to create, perform, and practice your own recovery program, you must be willing to do a number of things.

1. Place blame where it should go – on your own shoulders!

It´s easy to pass the buck and blame someone, your parents, your boss, or other people in your life for your problems. While they may have contributed to your problem, you are the one in control of your own mental state and reactions and as such, the blame lies with you.

This is really an empowering concept.  Once you stop blaming other people you can get down to fixing your problem. Moreover, if you caused your own problem you should be able to undo it too!

2. Laziness is outta here

It is crucial that you are motivated to rid yourself of this problem. You must practice, you must work to rebuild your confidence and you must find a relaxation technique that works for you.

The key to practicing and keeping your motivation level will be finding a relaxation technique, deep breathing, visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, a meditation that can help return you to a calm state during your practice.

3.  Risk-taking is in

You will need to practice imagery desensitization to picture, confront, and overcome her fears. You have to be willing to take chances both visually and in real life to overcome your fears, worries, and anxieties.

4. Create and set goals!

Goal setting is important to any endeavor but for overcoming phobias or other anxiety disorder it is key.

What do you want your recovery to look like? What do you want your life to be like? What changes do you want to see? How will you feel? How will you act? It’s important that your goals be realistic.

Moreover, you need to understand that these goals will be achieved over time. Don´t expect a complete recovery in a day or a week. It is important to set incremental goals as well as more far-reaching goals when asking yourself these questions.


This article was written by Dr. Andrew Gordon, M.D. in neurology and psychotherapy; Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Washington, Law, and Humanities Committee of the American Academy of Neurology, and chair of the Ethics Committee of Northwest Hospital.
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