How anxiety is manifested?

Written by: Dr. Jose García Hurtado
Published: | Updated: 14/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Anxiety is an innate response in every human being that will enable us to react more effectively to situations that the person "values" as dangerous, risky or particularly difficult.

Our body, before this assessment, activates and energizes to improve the management of the feared situation. In this case, an "adaptive anxiety" or facilitator of new responses occurs. However, in some people, the subjective perception of some fact and advance as dangerous, generates in them an anxiety or nervous activation as intense and disturbing, that prevents them from adequately addressing such event or situation or, what is worse , provoked a state of psychological helplessness or inability face similar everyday situations.

This "non-adaptive anxiety" is a differential issue is due to a congenital nervous excitability, for the mistakes of the person or self assessment of sensations and symptoms that commonly experience and, finally, because of inappropriate behavior at the situation and / or to the symptoms themselves. These factors predispose to the various problems of pathological anxiety.  


How anxiety manifested?

Restlessness, feeling emotional and nervous overflow, negative, repetitive thoughts, exaggerated fears in specific situations, obsessive memories of negative experiences, the evidence of suffering a serious illness, the recurring feeling of helplessness, are some of Symptoms experienced by the anxious patient.

Moreover, all these symptoms become anxious problem set concrete such as:- Panic disorders.- Social anxiety disorder (social phobia).- Obsessive and compulsive disorders.- Specific Phobias (physical environments: agoraphobia and claustrophobia, animals, heights, flying, diseases, blood, injury, medical intervention).- Acute conditions of stress.- Mixed anxiety-depressive disorders.- Generalized anxiety disorders.- Anxiety Disorders substance use.- Anxiety disorder due to other medical conditions.


Anxiety treatment

Above all, contact a specialist accredited for it, in this case, a clinical psychologist specializing. The treatment is established after a thorough assessment of the clinical history, background, duration, evolution and its specific manifestations. Presented various forms of psychological disorder require specific treatment, and sometimes, with the right combination drug treatment, which would be applied by a specialist in psychiatry, who prescribe the necessary balance of the patient's nervous system medication doctor.

The basic psychological treatments include:1) Technical reassessment of symptoms.2) Relaxation: To acquire the tools to solve the states of tension, nervous agitation and acceleration.3) Cognitive therapy: Replace convincing the patient of his inability to cope with certain events or situations in your life, other thoughts based on trust and in developing new responses.4) behavioral problem solving techniques and desensitization: Modular desensitization to the anxiogenic responses acquired and gradually promote coping with the feared situations and neglect avoidance behavior.

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By Dr. Jose García Hurtado

Dr. Jose Garcia Hurtado is a noted psychologist professor in behavioral and personality disorders in Alicante. With over 30 years of experience and more than 3000 cases resolved, Garcia Hurtado currently holds his professional activity to his private practice as a therapist and external collaborator in the addiction treatment center "Project Man".

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