Do you have anxiety? If so do you know the effective treatment? The Psychologists at the American Psychological Association in Washington D.C. have recently published an online article called Anxiety Disorders and effective Treatment, which can be found at http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/anxiety-treatment.aspx. This Article focuses on the types of anxieties that there are and there treatments. The anxieties they focus on are General Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I. A small amount of anxiety can be a good thing. A lot of anxiety is when it becomes a problem. “The dividing line is when the fear becomes so great that it causes a lot of distress and/or it makes the person not able to do certain things” says Dr. Bridget Walker. Having a constant or persistent feeling of fear and distress, is known as anxiety.
You see, this fear woke me up to responsibility not many teenagers face these days. My fear drove me to become excellent at the task I am paid for. It has made me a better lifeguard because I knew failing in this setting was not tolerable, but it has also made me a better person. I take the approach I use for my job to school and sports and have seen great results. As the doubt in myself drifts away it is replaced by a humble confidence that is recognizable in all that I do.
Anxiety. The crippling disease that can tear an individual apart. The fear of fear itself. A silent torturer that hides behind a smile; the deception equivalent of a magician. However, just like any magician, his subterfuge is revealed upon close inspection.
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/Other_g374-Crowd_Of_People_In_City_p52394.html Stress is the #1 health problem in America today. Worry builds up inside a person and in many cases and manifests itself in physical illness. Doctors even now believe that anxiety may be the cause of many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and gastrointestinal problems as well. Stress is costing America billions in medical bills, OTC drugs, and sessions with therapists in an attempt to combat the effects of anxiety caused by stress. But, what if there was a way to relief stress and its associated anxiety that comes with it.
While I heard several kids were afraid of spiders, snakes, and so on, I was terrified of “change” especially moving to a new school. It might have been acceptable if I had moved around less than twenty times. As a kid, I thought moving always brought me a depression and took away the “opportunities” in my life. A teacher didn’t see my potentials because I was a new student, so I always missed the “opportunities.” Therefore, I told myself that when I could make a decision, I would never choose to move around.
Living with Social Anxiety Disorder By: Brandi Jester Thesis: Have you ever been excited about going out and canceled at the last minute? Had to tell someone that you were not feeling good or that you could not go because you had a last-minute emergency? When the real reason you can not go is because you did not want to leave the house is because you’re anxious about the people you will run in to. The crippling thought of having to speak to others, how you will look to them, and how they judge you.
Close relationships became hard to bear, as I was afraid of seeing the people that I cared about suffering. Things that I had once enjoyed—being on my high school newspaper staff, cheerleading, going to the movies—became intimidating. I felt exposed to all of the dangers of the real world and worried that at any moment something could go horribly wrong. I began to fear the worst possible outcome in even the simplest situation, and I withdrew into myself, believing that it was “safer.” I could have stayed that way forever.
To say growing up with anxiety is hard would be quite the understatement. It is undeniably one of the hardest challenges to be faced and what feels to be unconquerable nine times out of ten. The one good thing about it is, is that it gave and still gives me something to fight for; happiness. The big, yet simple thing I remember when the going gets tough, is that the battle is in my mind, and I have to choose to be stronger than my emotions to take the struggle away.
I have had to overcome many fears, especially when it comes to making new friends and trying to fit in. But I have been able to experience and participate in activities that had not been offered to me in the past. For example, I have had the opportunity to join many clubs. One of the clubs that has really had in impact on me was called Too Many Cooks. In this club we meet once a month and bake all different forms of food.
To emphasizes, I choose this book for many reasons. When I got to choose a book the book that I first say was “She Went to War” and I had to write down 5 books that I wanted. That was the first book that I wanted. On the paper I had Circled,Started it and also Underlined it so many times to show that I really wanted the book. There are many things that are relatable to people.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting around 18% of the adult population or roughly 40 million people. There are numerous different types of anxiety disorders, one of the more common types is Social Anxiety. My friend Joel, who I have known for about 3 years now has been suffering from this illness since he was a child and has had an incredibly difficult time overcoming it. Like many people who have an anxiety disorder Joel also suffers from depression. Depression affects about 6% of the adult population and is more prevalent in women. Although depression is quite common, it is still a very serious illness. Over half of the suicides in the U.S. are contributed to a depressive disorder.
Anxiety also takes an emotional toll on a person. Anxiety has left me, at times, with no desire to leave the house, be in a new situation, socialize, or even live altogether as the fear becomes too much for me to handle. All of these symptoms occur simply because the brain is tells that there is a threat in situations when there is
At one point in my life my anxiety was a monster that controlled me, and a battle that I honestly believed that I had already lost. It began with the “crawlies on my skin,” feeling I would get as child. These random fits would occur anytime I was brought into an uncomfortable situation. My skin would tingle as though my body was being invaded by thousands of microscopic bugs. My body would tense, and while curled up on the ground, and I’d cry until I started to hyperventilate.