Control anxiety

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Published: | Updated: 10/10/2017 18:51
Source: Article based on the professional experience of the doctor

WORLDWIDE AT ANY TIME OF YOUR LIFE HAS SUFFERED OR SUFFER ANXIETY, A NATURAL FEELING NASTY CHARACTER THAT SOME PEOPLE CAN GET TO BECOME A HEALTH PROBLEM. KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN APPEARS AND ASK FOR HELP IF NECESSARY IT IS FUNDAMENTAL TO PREVENT COMPLICATIONS.

Anxiety, latin"," anxietas ;, responds generally to an unpleasant state, a mixture of agitation, fear and uncertainty. It is an inseparable part of the life cycle of the human being. For Kierkegaard, the existential anxiety is a necessary component of freedom. It is an integral part of the option to choose.

Although it is a natural feeling, anxiety can become a health problem, especially in vulnerable person. When entails a clear suffering, to ask for help.

Natural Anxiety

The classical terminology discerned between fear ( reaction to a specific threat ) and anxiety ( reaction to an uncertain or unknown threat ). In general, anxiety psychic perception one gent with a diverse range of autonomic manifestations such as sweating, palpitations, tachycardia, tremor, headache, dry mouth or difficulty breathing combined type, among other symptoms. As we said, anxiety is a usual travel companion in the growth and maturation of the human being. So what we show in the difficult, problematic situations ( stressors ), in which if the current is mild or moderate, usually provide better adaptive response to overcome these challenges. Stress, in general, is to subject a person to a greater or lesser degree of overload or difficulty. Different people tolerate different degrees or forms of stress, ie, it is a highly individualized element. Its original acceptation English defines it well: the stress is immediately prior to the rupture of a metal when subjected to two opposing forces point. Logically, there are personality traits (such as high expressed emotion, previous experiences, confusing life references, etc.) that increase vulnerability to experience anxiety.

The pathological anxiety

At other times, anxiety, either quantitative or qualitative, exceeds the limits&ldquo,&rdquo normal;reference, damaging the functional capacity of the individual, both in the professional sphere as social, family or personal. It is the pathological anxiety or morbid. You could say that this emotional reaction to cognitive acts subjective level ( causing stress, hypervigilance, fear, insecurity, etc.), motor ( can stutter, become paralyzed, walking from side to side, etc.) and physiological fi ( experiencing nausea, feeling of instability, dry mouth, headache... ).

One can distinguish clinically between the states of generalized anxiety and panic disorders. In the first case the anxiety is diffuse, persistent, multiple somatic symptoms associated with creating a very unsettling to not allow a person's life situation normally Discourse and causing considerable suffering psychic. In the second case, the patient experiences sudden“&rdquo anxiety attacks;or panic, highly disabling and cause a great fear that the patient may be repeated, resulting in forms of conduct made calls avoidance ( the patient can only retreat to home as&ldquo,&rdquo safe area ;). The states of morbid anxiety are very common, are around 5% of the general population. The female to male figures in doubles. Is by far the most frequent pathology in any general consultation.

SOME DIFFICULT OR STRESSFUL SITUATIONS, THE MODERATE ANXIETY CAN PROVIDE BETTER RESPONSE ADAPTIVE.

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Treatment

In general, professional intervention is usually very positive. Among the solutions more elfective highlights the psychological therapy cognitive behavioral character, by which the psychologist gives the patient a series of exercises to learn to master the anxiogenic situations, stop negative thoughts, modify distorted beliefs (beliefs that make person sees as threatening a situation that is not), etc.. In a good number of cases, especially in panic disorders, it is necessary and very positive costs less aggressive pharmacological therapy by a psychiatrist medical intervention, thus facilitating good patient response.

It is noteworthy that, in many cases, the patient, after overcoming a state of morbid anxiety emerges stronger in their self-esteem and their ability to face any existential challenge (“know” over himself and also owns“better weapons&rdquo, cognitive )

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It is no wonder that be so, and Greek philosophy gave greater importance to the individual's reaction to adversity that pleasant situations before continuing.

Psychiatry in Barcelona
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Jose Bueno
Psychiatry

Dr. Good is a highly regarded scientific level by combining first class with a deeply humanistic clinical professional attitude. US-trained in leading institutions, Mt Sinai, The Rockefeller University and the New York University, she has developed its work, both in research and in university teaching and clinical practice. He has published numerous papers and reference books in both the United States and Spain. He is currently developing his professional career in the Teknon Clinic in Barcelona.

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