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Anxiety And How To Conquer It

Anxiety is a mental health disorder that causes extreme worry and dread. It can be caused by a variety of factors, such as genetics, environment, and social stress.

By David BurrowsPublished 10 months ago 2 min read
Anxiety And How To Conquer It
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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are characterized by feelings of excessive fear or worry that are persistent and overwhelming.

They can come in different forms

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Social anxiety disorder (SAD)

Panic attacks, phobias, and separation anxiety.

The symptoms of anxiety can include

Feeling restless or on edge -

Having trouble concentrating -

Having strong, frequent, and sometimes irrational worries about minor events or everyday situations-

Being easily startled or having trouble sleeping-

Feeling tired and irritable-

Feeling lonely or hopeless-

Having difficulty controlling your impulses or emotions

The main types of anxiety disorders are generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and phobias.

Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

The symptoms of an anxiety disorder can be hard to notice. They are different for everyone and can change over time. When you have an anxiety disorder, it is important to get help so that you can get back to living a healthy life.

There are many ways to determine what might be causing your symptoms. You should start by taking a look at your lifestyle habits and the things that you do on a daily basis.

It is also important to keep track of how your symptoms change when you are in new environments or spend time with certain people. .Many people have a hard time deciding what to do when they feel anxious.

It is important to figure out what you can do at the moment, and then start breaking those into small steps that lead you towards your goal. When feeling anxious it might be hard to get started, but some ideas include:-

writing down your thoughts-keeping a diary of how your anxiety changes throughout the day-

calling a friend or a family member

Take deep breaths into your belly

It is important to find what works best for you. Someone with an anxiety disorder may experience physical symptoms like chest pain, rapid breathing, and sweating.

It is also common for someone to feel dizzy, lightheaded, sick to their stomach, and have difficulty concentrating.

How to Calm Down When You’re Feeling Anxious or Stressed Out

When we are feeling anxious or stressed, it is important to take a few moments to calm down. There are many ways that we can do this. Some of these include:

deep breathing


going for a walk outside

reading a book

listening to music

talking with a friend or family member


drinking some water

taking a break from the situation


Anxiety disorders are common mental health issues that can have a significant negative impact on one’s life. These disorders often arise from a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

There are a number of different types of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. They tend to share some symptoms in common such as chewing or tapping their hands, difficulty breathing, and feeling anxious when faced with specific triggers. If you feel like you have anxiety seek professional help.


About the Creator

David Burrows

I am a freelance photographer and I also write blogs. I love to share my knowledge and passion for photography with others. I have been a photography blogger for the last year. I write about travel, people, nature, and photography advice.

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