Of all the mental health issues, anxiety disorders are the most common. Anxiety can be caused by a problem or specific situation. For some there appears no cause at all. Those suffering with anxiety live in a constant state of anguish and worry, fearfully anticipating potential problems they need to overcome. Although the cause of these issues are mind related they do cause physical symptoms such as muscle tension, fatigue, sleep disruption, trembling and nausea.
Some of the more common forms of anxiety include
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Those suffering with ( GAD) experience exaggerated and chronic tension on a daily basis. Many experiencing this form of anxiety will tell you how difficult it is to actually pinpoint the causes of those feelings. Although those suffering with this form of anxiety know that those feelings are completely irrational they will still suffer with feeling of dread, worry and worthlessness.
A person suffering from panic disorder will experience a debilitating fear that can strike quite randomly and with no prior warning. It is due to the random nature of this form of anxiety that sufferers are left feeling anxious between episodes of this disorder. Left to wonder when and where the next attack will happen only exacerbates the situation and this can leave you feeling powerless and withdrawn from others. Physical symptoms include sweating, palpitations, nausea, loss of control and struggling to breath.
A persistent and irrational fear of being exposed to scrutiny by others is only one aspect of those trying to deal with social phobia. Fearful of being humiliated and embarrassed by something you say or do is another hurdle to overcome on a daily basis. One of the most difficult aspects to deal with is the fear of social interaction. The fear of being watched in public while eating or talking in a group at a social gathering, on a date or standing in a check out are just some instances many find to much to bear. For that reason many withdraw from socialising and this can lead to difficulties with personal relationship, family life, work life and self esteem issues.
No matter what emotions or behaviours you are experiencing you are not alone. I help many clients to come to terms with the stresses, anxieties and fears that so many of us struggle with. Somewhere along the way you learned these issues that you now struggle with, and it is for that reason that you can learn to overcome them. The first step is to talk about it, from there we can discuss the best way to help you live the life you truly deserve, without fear or apprehension.