Anxiety can be a symptom but sometimes also a cause of unbalanced mental health.
WHAT CAUSES ANXIETY?
with anxiety can sometimes just be our excellent human/animal emergency
system gone a bit awry due to an overload of stress. Other times it is a persons
inability to process feelings and thoughts effectively, often when
either lots has happened or they've simply reached an time in their life
when they don't know who they are any more. Past traumas or bad experiences can play a part as
can current changes taking place and also relationships.
someone develops a problem or not, can be complex and involves
neurological, biochemical, biological, emotional and psychological factors, learning from our
childhoods, personality, core values, beliefs, morals and current or
Anxiety and stress can manifest in a multitude of physical and mental health symptoms that can be worrying - making the anxiety worse. Symptoms vary from person to person.
THINKING can become irrational and you can find yourself ruminating with repetative thoughts happenning over and over again. Irrational fears can develop in some people, fears of going out, fears of going mad, physical stress related illesses fears of losing control or fear that something might happen or that your physical symptoms might cause you to do something you wouldn't want to really do.
Anxiety and stress can be mild or severe and can affect any area of your life, especially after it's been there fore a while. It can feel like vague constant worry or can affect you so severely that you find yourself caught up in repetative thoughts or behaviours and unable to live life properly on a day to day basis.
Some people can find themselves unable to function anymore. You may be experiencing panic attacks or an obsessive compulsive behaviour or actions, or could just be stuck in a hypersentisized state and unable to move out of it. Some people continue functionning well from the view point of others in their life and so others are not aware of how you are feeling.
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In some people, it can affect your sleep and eating patterns, thinking and confidence, mood and self esteem get lower and lower. Depression is sometimes caused by anxiety and visa versa. Sometimes there has been a trauma or crisis that has caused the anxiety problem but not always.
Some people stop going places, or going out at all. You may find yourself avoiding social situations or an action like shopping or eating in a restaurant. You appear to eveyone else to be functionning just fine, but inside you most certainly do not feel fine. Often you stop doing the things you once found really enjoyable.
Some people (but certainly not all) develop ways of coping that include drugs (including prescribed drugs) alcohol, extreme behaviours, repetative behaviours, self harming behaviours, mental repatitions, eating more or eating much less, severe exercising, gambling and there are many other ways people try to cope but these of course do not deal with the anxiety problem.
Hypnotherapy and other methods to support the reduction of stress and anxiety related symptoms and conditions.