Are you or do you know anyone, experiencing anxiety panic attacks? Anxiety has been a lifelong problem for me, but what is anxiety? People have anxiety disorders that are mental disorders characterized by feelings of fear and unease. Anxiety can work its way through one’s mental and physical state, causing disturbances in their everyday life. It is a very unpleasant state, accompanied by nervousness and generalized as an overreaction to a situation. As for me, anxiety has been a problem since my childhood that resulted in several obstacles, which I later learned to combat and live in harmony with.
Most first graders are always excited to go to school on their first day to meet their old friends and make new ones, to start with a clean slate and to strive to be better than the previous year. I felt like an outsider, not being able to feel the same way out of fear. On my first day of first grade, I woke up at 8 in the morning to an upset stomach of fear. I did not want to go to school. I did not want to leave my mom. I did not want other children judging me at school. “You should be excited to go to school today. It’s your first day! Don’t worry at all, you’ll be fine,” said my mother in an encouraging tone. As I got ready for school, I tired but failed to ignore the butterflies and the lump in my throat as I worried about how I would make it through the entire day of school. I was strangled by thoughts like: Which one of my friends will I run into first? Will my teachers like me? What if I’m late to class and become that girl that walked in late on the first day? I walked to my bus holding my mother’s hand and looking down at the floor. I saw the large yellow bus and felt this sudden rush of tears rolling down my face while my mother tried to force me onto the bus. Once I got on the bus, the older children looked like monsters who were about to attack me so I quietly sat in a seat and looked out the...
...the success of human developmental stages and his or her exposure to positive socialization. In this research the reader will find a brief description of what an anxietydisorder is and how the relationship between human development and socialization is affected by this psychological disorder.
AnxietyDisorderAnxietydisorder is a common disorder that affects any race, culture, gender, and age that has increase in the modern world. However, they are probably as old as mankind, since a panic attack is the way for the body to detect and prepare to "fight or flight” imminent danger (McNally, 1990). This disorder is very common in life, childhood, or adolescence throughout the experience of changes in the process of physiological, social, and emotional development. Interactions with people, situations, and lifespan in different ways can create or contribute to the development of anxietydisorders. There are different types of anxietydisorders that include panic, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, post-traumatic, specific phobias, and generalized anxietydisorders (McNally, 1990). These different disorders may be different but they share many of the same emotional and physical symptoms. The series of physical and cognitive...
...Anxiety in a social situation and how people avoid them is very common in today’s society. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can actually be beneficial in some situations. There are a wide variety of anxietydisorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. Anxiety can also stem from a negative morning experience to even more extreme situations, such as an upcoming court date determining ones fate in prison. Whatever the case maybe, people suffer from anxiety daily leading to feelings of alienation, fear, and isolation having great difficulty controlling the anxiety. This is where a wise therapist and/or a medical professional can help change these behaviors and/or the anxietydisorder while creating positive change for the client. BASIC I.D. is a multimodal therapy conceptual framework where human behavior is understood through the assessment of seven areas (behavior, affective responses, sensations, images, cognitions, interpersonal relationships, and drugs/biological functions). There is valuable information that a counselor can learn about their client while assessing them and using this approach. Some examples questions to ask the client during the assessment are:
B- What would you like to start doing/stop doing?
A- What makes you angry,...
...A Closer Look at AnxietyDisorders
Can you imagine how it would feel to have constant feelings of fear and dread? These feelings are a reality for the twenty-nine percent of people who suffer from some kind of anxietydisorder in their lifetime (Comer 96). There are many different types of anxietydisorders. They include generalized anxietydisorder, phobia, panicdisorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. The symptoms of these disorders vary, but they all have an underlying similarity; fear. The fear in these patients is unbearable. An anxietydisorder is able to be classified when their discomfort is considered too severe or too frequent, is triggered too easily, or lasts too long (Comer 96). Although anxiety is the most common mental disorder in the United States, only about one-fifth of sufferers seek treatment (Comer 96). Of these four types of anxietydisorders, I will be focusing on generalized anxiety, phobia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Two perspectives that I feel help anxiety sufferers the most are the behavioral and cognitive perspectives.
Generalized anxietydisorder is a state of tireless and extreme feelings of anxiety...
Discuss the relationship between stress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these issues with hypnotherapy.
The above all form part of the human experience and are linked to one another by conditions that come down to what our minds are capable of doing to us, especially when it might involve losing our sense of reason.
Our primal instinct provides us with a ‘fight or flight’ reaction, the outcome being dependent on the actual situation but nonetheless critical to our survival. Some situations we accept as being only superficially harmful to our well-being, especially when we have experienced a similar scenario before, our memories (and therefore our unconscious mind) permitting us to take on board mildly threatening predicaments. However, when we are in a new environment and facing an ‘unknown’ we have to react as only we know how – usually with very little time for consideration of the way we go about this or not knowing what the outcome will be.
The relationship between these four neurotic conditions is undeniable. Our bodies can undergo physical changes (muscles tensing, butterflies in our tummies, heartbeat rising, sweating, increased awareness, senses heightened) as well as psychological ones (becoming focused, fast thinking, emotionally stretched). These changes tend to kick in very fast but disappear once the ‘threat’ has diminished. However, in some instances, there can be a tendency to become...
...AnxietyDisordersAnxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior (Seligman, Walker, and Rosenhan). Everyone has felt anxiety at some point in their life, but for some, anxiety is much more severe and prevalent than the normal butterflies in the stomach. There are several types of anxietydisorders, including social phobia, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxietydisorder. Each of these disorders has unique issues. I will be discussing generalized anxietydisorder.
A person that has generalized anxietydisorder, or GAD, feels anxious daily about a multitude of things. They worry excessively about everyday activities, so much so that often they cannot perform these tasks, which disrupt their home, social, and work lives. Even when the individual realizes that these fears are irrational, they cannot overcome them (NAMI). Exaggerated worry about health issues, death, family and interpersonal relationship problems, money, and work problems plague them (NIMH). There are many possible physical symptoms as well, such as headaches, sweating, hot flashes, irritability, fatigue, trembling/shaking, and sleep problems.
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There are many types of anxietydisorders that include panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxietydisorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxietydisorder.
Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxietydisorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person's ability to lead a normal life.
An anxietydisorder is a serious mental illness. For people with anxietydisorders, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming, and can be crippling.
What Are the Types of AnxietyDisorders?
There are several recognized types of anxietydisorders, including:
* Panic disorder: People with this condition have feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning. Other symptoms of a panic attack include sweating, chest pain, palpitations (irregular heartbeats), and a feeling of choking, which may make the person feel like he or she is having a heart attack or "going crazy."...
...Discuss issues of reliability and validity associated with the classification and diagnosis of phobic disorders (24 marks)
The biological explanation for the acquisition of phobic disorders establishes that phobias are caused by genetics, innate influences and the principles of biochemistry. This theory recognizes that an oversensitive fear response may be inherited, causing abnormal levels of anxiety. This is illustrated in the basis of inheritance, particularly the adrenergic theory that convicts that those who have an acquisition to phobic disorders consequently show high levels of arousal in the automatic nervous system, which leads to increased amounts of adrenaline, thus causing high levels of anxiety.
However this theory lacks evidence of cause and effect, causing it to be difficult to determine whether the levels of arousal lead to the anxiety or whether it is actually the developed anxiety, which leads to this arousal. This issue was present in Lader and St Matthews study which found that individuals who develop social phobia or panic disorders with agoraphobia have high levels of arousal. This causes a lack of validity to become apparent as there is an unawareness of what is being measured, as there is not a clear distinction between what aroused first, the reaction in the brain or the phobic disorder as it is not convicted whether the...
...AnxietyDisordersAnxietydisorders are common place these days, with as many as 17% of people will/have suffer/ed some form of anxiety in their lives (Somers, Goldner, Waraich, & Hsu, 2006), from being concerned about most anything, to full blown attacks with physical symptoms. Anxietydisorders seem to be a result of a combination of biological, psychological and other individual factors (CAMH, 2014). If one feels nervous or fearful about a situation, this is normal, but if the feelings are ongoing and creates significant distress and causes disruption in daily living (CAMH, 2014), then this is considered a disorder.
An anxietydisorder, like a panic attack, can strike without warning and is accompanied by physical symptoms of heart pounding; heavy perspiration; rapid breathing (hyperventilating); shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; and weakness or dizziness (CAMH, 2014) (Nevid et al, 2013). Psychological symptoms, like unrealistic thoughts of losing control, going crazy or dying are described, and the experiencer is keenly aware of changes in their heart rates (S. Taylor, 2000), believing that they are having a heart attack, when there is nothing wrong with their heart. Panic attacks occur suddenly and quickly, reaching a peak in intensity within 10 minutes and lasts about 20 minutes (Nevid, et al, 2013).