FOLLOW Go For a Walk Or Do Yoga
Walking away from an anxiety inducing situation can be very effective. Taking some time to
focus on your body and not your mind may help relieve your anxiety.
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FOLLOW Dealing With Anxiety: What's Normal and What's Not
For young professionals, anxiety is pretty ubiquitous-you've probably felt your heart pounding before a first date or felt short of breath before speaking in public. These short-lived episodes of worry are not only completely normal, but they can actually be productive-a moderate level of stress can assist you in acing that Calculus final, nailing that marketing presentation, or negotiating that pay raise.
Normal And Clinical Anxiety
Short-lived episodes of anxiety are normal and can actually enhance productivity. But
if they last beyond truly stressful moments and seep into everyday situations, they can be a clinical proble... Risk Factors For Anxiety Being female (women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety than are men Caving into societal pressures to be ‘nice’ or be a high achiever Being a perfectionist High reluctance to share feelings Childhood trauma Cumulative stress Genetic predisposition Tips For Treating Anxiety Visit your primary care doctor. Your symptoms may be from another condition with similar symptoms. Ensure your chosen mental health professional is well versed in cognitive behavioral therapy, which involves the active restructuring of anxious thoughts and behaviors. Consider skipping the caffeine and other stimulants that may exacerbate anxiety. Exercise. Research indicates that routine exercise wards off the development of panic-related disorders. Remind yourself that it’s okay to be anxious—in fact, the more demand you put on yourself to not be anxious, the more stressed you become. Recognize, identify and cope with your anxiety to stay in control. FOLLOW Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that occurs after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. The event may involve a real or perceived threat of injury or death. Learn more on who's most at risk and what treatments are available.
Words, sounds, or situations that remind you of trauma can trigger your symptoms. Symptom categories:
Intrusion: Flashbacks, where you relive the event. Clear, unpleasant memories or nightmares about the incident and intense distress when you think about the event. Avoidance: Avoiding people, places, or situations that remind you of the event. Arousal and reactivity: Trouble concentrating, easily startled, feeling of being on edge, irritability, moments of anger. Cognition and mood: Negative thoughts, feelings of guilt, worry, blame, trouble remembering parts of the event, reduced interest in activities you enjoyed. PTSD treatment
If you're diagnosed with PTSD, you will likely be prescribed therapy, medication, or both.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or "talk therapy" helps you to process the traumatic event. Exposure therapy lets you re-experience elements of the trauma in a safe environment. It desensitizes you to the event and lessens your symptoms. Antidepressants, anti-anxiety drug**s, and sleep aids** may help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety. FOLLOW How to Know When It’s Time to See a Therapist
If you’re on the fence about whether to see a therapist, it might help to give it a try. Talking to someone outside of your family and friends might help you in more ways than one.
... Managing Your Mental Health
If you have difficulty managing and processing your feelings and, maybe you're not dealing with them in the most effective ways:
if you’re having trouble managing your stress a therapist may assist you in problem-solving so you can eliminate some stressful aspects of your life. if you are having difficulty regulating your emotions a therapist could help you develop a plan to ensure your emotions serve you well. If you have unhealthy coping skills, they can help you learn healthy coping skills. Self and Relationship Improvement
Mental health professionals can address a variety of issues:
if you are struggling to reach your goals a therapist can address issues like procrastination, perfectionism—all of which can make reaching a goal nearly impossible. if you want to improve your relationship(s) a therapist can assist you with the skills and tools you need to form and maintain healthier connections. if you want to increase your self-awareness they can help you discover the self-limiting beliefs that are holding you back. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN