Anxiety

Definition of Anxiety: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

Symptoms of Anxiety: Whole body: fatigue, restlessness, or sweating

Behavioral: hypervigilance or irritability

Cognitive: racing thoughts or unwanted thoughts

Also common: anxiety, excessive worry, fear, feeling of impending doom, insomnia, nausea, poor concentration, sensation of an abnormal heartbeat, or trembling

Impact Anxiety has on kids: The life of someone suffering with generalized anxiety disorder is plagued by a constant state of worry, fear and dread. Eventually, the worry produced by the anxiety disorder so dominates her thinking that it interferes with daily functioning, including work, school, social activities and relationships. Commonly, the person suffering from GAD is incapacitated during episodes and feels completely overwhelmed by her feelings.

Misconceptions:

People with anxiety are feeble.

Having anxiety isn’t a big deal.

The condition is not that common.

Issues with anxiety stem from a poor childhood.

People suffering from anxiety should just avoid whatever is causing their fear.

The disorder will resolve on its own

Unwinding with a drink can soothe an anxious person.

Anxiety is only born from a certain fear or trauma.

There’s nothing you can say to help an anxious person relax.

It’s hard to relate to someone who has the condition.

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