The Stress Of An Anxiety Disorder ( Webmd )

1129 Words Oct 28th, 2014 5 Pages
Often times, it is just a term that is passed around, anxiety. When someone says cut down your anxiety do you actually know how? Well according to (WebMD) to prevent developing an anxiety disorder or just controlling anxiety you can do this in many simple ways. Start with living a healthy life. Take care of your body, eat a well-balanced diet and take a multivitamin on the daily. Limit or take out all consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and sugar. Spend 20 minutes a day on yourself, spend this time just relaxing or doing something you enjoy. Cut down your crazy schedule. Only complete tasks that are absolutely necessary. Plan day to day, don’t stress yourself out looking into the future. Don’t make life any harder than it needs to be. Keep track of your anxiety; keep a journal recording when it occurs and what makes it happen in your life. Interrupt hyperventilation from an anxiety attack you might be feeling. Breathe in and out slowly, into a paper bag if necessary. By grasping hold onto your life and doing these preventative steps it could lessen your chances of getting an anxiety disorder. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. It ranks number one by affecting 40 million or 18% of the adult population. Because anxiety disorders are so prevalent you would think people wouldn’t be afraid to seek treatment, this is not the case. With only one third of the affected population…
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