Anxiety and phobia.

Noor Health Life

  Panic is a common human feeling.  We all experience this when we are going through a difficult or difficult time.

  Fear and anxiety in general can be helpful in avoiding dangers, being alert and facing problems.  However, if these feelings become intense or last for a long time, they can stop us from doing the things we want to do and as a result our life can be painful.

  A phobia is a fear of a particular situation or thing that is not dangerous and is not generally disturbing to people.

  Symptoms of panic

  Mental symptoms

  Physical symptoms

  Feeling anxious all the time

  Feeling tired

  Not being able to focus

  Feeling of irritability

  Sleep problems

  Feeling the heartbeat

  Excessive sweating

  Tension and pain in the muscles

  Rapid breathing

  to feel dizziness

  Fear of fainting

  indigestion

  Diarrhea

  People with anxiety think that because of these symptoms they have a serious physical illness, anxiety increases these symptoms even more.  Unexpected panic attacks are called panic attacks.  Depression is often accompanied by anxiety and panic.  When we are sad, our appetite disappears and the future looks bleak and bleak.

  Phobia

  A person with phobia has severe symptoms of the above-mentioned anxiety.  But they do appear when they are in a special situation in which they are very nervous.  Other times they don’t panic.  If you are afraid of dogs then you will be fine if dogs are not around you.  If you are afraid of heights, you will be fine on earth.  If you can’t cope with the crowd, you’ll be alone.

  A person with a phobia tries to avoid any situation that may cause them to panic, but in fact this phobia becomes more severe over time.  It can also mean that the victim’s life needs to take precautions to avoid the situation.  People with this disease know that there is no real danger, they think their fears are foolish but still they cannot control them.  Phobias that started as a result of a traumatic event or accident are more likely to end.

  Are they normal?

  One in ten people experience some form of anxiety or phobia at some point in their lives.  However, most people do not seek treatment.

  Reasons

  Some of us have a tendency to be anxious about everything.  Research has shown that such traits can be inherited through genes.  However, even people who are not naturally anxious all the time, if they are under constant pressure, they also become nervous.

  Sometimes the cause of the panic is very clear and when the problem is solved the panic goes away.  But some events and situations are so traumatic and frightening that the panic they cause lasts long after the events are over.  These are usually incidents in which human life is in danger such as car or train accidents and fires etc.  Individuals involved in these incidents may suffer from anxiety and depression for months or even years, even if they have not suffered any physical injury.  These symptoms are found in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  Sometimes the use of drugs such as amphetamines, LSD or ecstasy can also cause anxiety.  Even the caffeine in coffee is enough to make some of us suffer terribly.

  On the other hand, it is not clear why a particular person suffers from anxiety.  This is because of the reasons for their personality, the events that befell them, and the changes in their lives, such as the birth of a child.

  Asking for help

  If we are under too much pressure, we will often be anxious and scared.  We usually deal with these conditions because we know the cause and we know when the situation will end. For example, most of us get nervous before the driving test but we overcome it.  Because we know that as soon as the test is over, the panic will go away.

  But some people suffer from these feelings of panic and fear for a very long time, they do not know why they are panicking and when and how this panic will end.  It is difficult to control and usually requires some help.  Most of the time people don’t want to get help because they think people will think they are crazy.  However, the fact is that people with anxiety and fear rarely suffer from severe mental illness.  The sooner help is sought, the better.

  People with anxiety and fear do not talk about these feelings to anyone, not even family or close friends.  Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. The person with the condition will appear pale and stressed, and will be shocked by the usual sounds, such as a doorbell or a car horn.  They tend to be irritable and this can lead to arguments with people close to them, especially when they have no idea why the patient is not able to do certain things.  Although friends and family understand the pain caused by anxiety, they find all these worries to be unfounded.

  Anxiety and phobia in children

  Most children get scared sometimes for some reason.  This is normal during development.  For example, young children become accustomed to the people who care for them, and if for some reason they are separated from them, the children become very upset and nervous.  Many children are afraid of darkness or ghosts.  These fears usually subside when they grow up and do not affect children’s lives or development.  Most children are scared of important events like the first day of school but later this fear disappears and they get used to this new situation and start enjoying it.

  Teenagers’ moods often change.  The reasons for their worries may vary, such as how they look, what other people think of them, how they relate to people in general, and how they relate to the opposite sex in particular.  These problems can be overcome by talking about them.  However, if these problems get worse, more people may notice that they are not performing well in school, that their behavior has changed, or that they are not physically fit.

  If a child or young person feels that anxiety, panic or fear are ruining their life, they should consult a family doctor.

  Helping people with anxiety and phobias

  Talking about the problem

  This can be helpful if the problem is of an immediate nature, such as separation from the spouse, child sickness or job loss.  Who to talk to?  Talk to friends or relatives whom you trust, who value your opinion, and who listen to you well.  They may have gone through similar problems or they may have known someone who has been through the same situation.  Along with the opportunity to talk we can also find out how other people have faced such issues.

  Learn to be calm

  Learning a specific way to stay calm can be helpful in overcoming anxiety and worry.  It can be learned in groups, with the help of experts, and also through books and videotapes.  The only way to benefit from this practice is to do it regularly, rather than just when a person has a problem.

  Psychotherapy

  This is a more comprehensive way of communicating that can help us identify the causes of anxiety that we have not yet identified.  This procedure can be done individually or in groups and is usually done on a weekly basis for several weeks or months.  Psychotherapists may or may not be doctors.

  Medicines

  Medications can also be used to treat some people with anxiety and phobias.

  Common sedatives include William-like medications (mostly sleeping pills, belonging to this type of medication).  These medications are very effective in relieving anxiety, but keep in mind that with just four weeks of regular use, a person can become addicted to them and when people try to quit, they will experience unpleasant symptoms.  Which can last for a long time.  The use of these drugs is not suitable for the long-term treatment of anxiety.

  Antidepressants

  Antidepressants can be used for anxiety as well as depression (for which they are usually prescribed).  Some of these medications have specific effects on certain types of anxiety.  One of the downsides is that they take effect in two to four weeks and can lead to nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth and constipation.  For more questions and information you can contact Noor Health Life by email and WhatsApp at noormedlife@gmail.com

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