Theories Of Chronic Anxiety

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People experience anxiety at various times in their lifespan. Fear, doubt, excessive worry and apprehensiveness characterise the negative emotional aspects of anxiety. Anxiety episodes often produce both mental and physical symptoms.

Normal people experience anxiety in anticipation for an exam, job interview or risky event. Some experience anxiety vicariously by hearing about or viewing a fear-inducing event. The average person takes control over these situations by returning to normal once the threat passes. Others retreat from the world in order to quiet anxiety's persistent nagging when suffering from chronic anxiety. Chronic anxiety sufferers exhibit behavioural deficiencies, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, excessive shyness, unreasonable …show more content…

If one member of the family has panic disorder, there is a very good chance that other members of the family would have had panic disorder. In the recent past, the majority of people with panic disorder were not diagnosed, nor received appropriate treatment. In older family members the disorder can be hiding behind 'a nervous breakdown', alcoholism, or what could be perceived as 'eccentricity' as a result of various avoidance behaviours. A major life stress or a build up of day to day stress, or physical illness, or marijuana, LSD and other illicit drugs can trigger the generic predisposition for panic …show more content…

Unwanted behavioural characteristics receive profuse introduction to the element causing anxiety in the patient. Forced conditioning allows the patient to build confidence in the face of unrealistic threat. Psychotherapy takes a different approach by allowing the patient relaxation treatments to relieve anxiety disorders. The treatment of anxiety disorders and healthy self esteem are 'mutually exclusive'.

Treatment relieves many of the negative side effects of anxiety. Standard diagnosis and treatment do not exist since the causes vary from person to person. Treatment procedures take anywhere from weeks to years in effort to subside symptoms. Other psychological issues prolong the treatment of anxiety, such as alcoholism and depression.

Certain anxiety producing stimuli begins the reaction on a molecular level. These patients must take prescription medication to normalise their chemical imbalances. The best front on anxiety proves to be through psychotherapy and prescribing sufficient doses of anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication. The amount and duration of attacks over time provide key components in figuring out the most effective treatment. In either case, the patient needs to desire normality for the treatment to take

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