What is anxiety?
Anxiety is the worry or fear of an unpredictable, but upcoming event. Anxiety can be a very common emotion in our daily lives, but in addition to the perceived worry and fear, it may also be accompanied by some physical changes. For example, individuals may feel their heart beating faster, shortness of breath, some may even experience sweating, frequent urination, diarrhea, and some may experience a blank mind. However, when in such a state, people know that their reactions are temporary and tolerable and therefore normal, either because of exams or because they have to give a speech. But if the level of anxiety exceeds the individual’s tolerance level, or if it seriously affects daily life or professional studies. We say that the person has entered the category of anxiety disorder. At this point, it may be necessary to see a psychiatrist.
Typical manifestations of anxiety symptoms
Anxiety is mostly a generalized anxiety disorder, typically characterized by fears of illness or accidents to oneself or relatives, unusual worries about the financial situation, and excessive worries about work and social competence. In general, anxiety patients have variable symptoms and may also experience a range of physical and psychological symptoms, such as psychological irritability, fidgeting, and decreased attention span. The main physical symptoms of worry are dry mouth, excessive gas, increased or decreased bowel movements, dyspnea or hyperventilation, panic attacks, frequent urination, and urinary urgency. In severe cases, tremors, dizziness, muscle pain, insomnia, etc. can occur. When anxiety strikes, we don’t have time to distinguish what we are feeling, and we react instinctively to avoid it. This makes it easy for most people who are deeply troubled by anxiety to confront their problems and make adjustments.
So, how do we deal with anxiety?
We must learn to self-regulate our psychological problems in order to prevent the occurrence of anxiety disorders in general. Do not feel that you have no psychological problems, often the more people who think they do not have a problem the more likely they are to be sick. After the occurrence of anxiety disorders to timely treatment do not just avoid the problem, the current anxiety disorders brought about by the aggression is extremely many, many people will encounter this disease, a serious infringement of the patient’s life, but also make their hearts especially restless. Anxiety, in fact, stems from our desires or needs, and the distance between the goal and reality produces anxiety. Therefore, we need to embrace the idea that – life is full of anxiety, and appropriate anxiety is a driving force to move forward and help achieve our goals. In other words, we should embrace anxiety with an attitude of embrace and expectation. Then, try to translate anxiety into concrete actions, maintain the pace of action, and approach the goal step by step. In life, some friends pursue perfectionism. Perfectionism is not a mistake, but perfectionism without putting it into action will make you fall into the abyss of anxiety hard to pull out. If you are now feeling, not only the emotional experience of anxiety, but also the physical symptoms as described earlier, the inability to self-regulate, bringing a lot of pain and negative effects to your life. This may be the time to see a psychiatric psychologist. Since the causes and symptoms of anxiety disorders are very broad, it is important to go to the hospital as early as possible to clarify the extent of the disease and to treat it symptomatically.
In clinical practice, patients with anxiety disorders are treated with medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and usual self-state adjustment, following the principles of early and long-term, active but rational, comprehensive treatment and comprehensive attainment, and individualization of treatment measures.
For first-time patients, the psychologist will generally conduct a detailed interview to understand the specific situation and will also arrange appropriate tests to help make more accurate judgments and treatment recommendations based on the symptoms, as appropriate. For patients with a clear diagnosis of anxiety disorder, it is recommended to follow medical advice, adhere to standardized medication, psychotherapy and rehabilitation programs, regular follow-up assessments and active communication, and strive for complete treatment.