Controlling Anxiety Attacks - Stop Them Now And Forever

By: Nicole Ross

The anxiety disorder itself can be very detrimental to your well-being and overall general health if not treated. Some victims do not experience any physical symptoms of the disorder until the anxiety attack occurs.

Physical manifestations of the problem may result in extreme cases of anxiety. In this article, we will examine the meaning of anxiety and learn new ideas of possible treatments to rid ourselves of anxiety and panic attacks.

Anxiety is considered by some peoples definition as a flurry of emotions coming at you at once. They mostly include fear and worry that wont seem to go away. These emotions affect your daily life and in most cases develop into other serious problems such as depression. Some signs of anxiety beginning can be nausea, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations(excessive beating of the heart.)

Due to several causes, there are many different types of anxiety that one may experience. Some suffer from obsessive compulsive disorders that cause them to feel incessantly anxious when performing their normal everyday routines, while others experience it due to a case of social anxiety (the feeling of the need to belong.)

There are many different options to consider when it comes to treating cases of anxiety disorders.

As the first step in the fight against anxiety, for some time now, doctors have recommended a class of drugs known as benzodiazaphenes. Diazepam, known more commonly by its trade name, Valium, is one of the most common benzodiazaphenes. Anti-depressant drugs, or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs, also have shown themselves to be helpful when it comes to treating anxiety.

Instead of seeking doctor-prescribed solutions, unfortunately, many people with cases of anxiety indulge in "self-prescribed" medications. Alcohol being one of the most popular of "solutions". To help those who are pent up to loosen up and lose their inhibitions alcohol has been used as a substitute for anti-anxiety drugs.

There are drugs specifically prescribed by a medical professional for those who self-medicate. A popular herbal supplement known as 'kava" is taken by some patients to alleviate their symptoms. Techniques such as meditation and relaxation are useful to some in warding off anxiety. If this is a technique that works for you, go ahead and lay out that yoga mat and light up those scented candles and relax!

Just remember, speaking to a trained psychologist should be the first step when it comes to diagnosing anxiety. A solution is very likely to be found, by observing the patient's behavior and comparing their symptoms to those found in the DSM-IV, a popular diagnostic manual for mental health.

It is important that you speak to a qualified professional regarding the problem, if you suspect that you are or someone you know is currently experiencing anxiety. Millions suffer from anxiety daily and if gone untreated it can become a serious problem. Just know that it is up to you to decide that you do not want to be one of the millions anymore.

It is important not to take anxiety lightly since it can be such a life altering problem.

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