The term anxiety covers four aspects of
experiences an individual may have: mental apprehension, physical
tension, physical symptoms and dissociative anxiety. Anxiety
disorder is divided into generalized anxiety disorder, phobic
disorder, and panic disorder; each has its own characteristics and
symptoms and they require different treatment .The emotions present
in anxiety disorders range from simple nervousness to bouts of
Overwhelming anxiety, if not treated early, can consequently become
a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which can be identified by
symptoms of exaggerated and excessive worry, chronic anxiety, and
constant, irrational thoughts. The anxious thoughts and feelings
felt while suffering from GAD are difficult to control and can cause
serious mental anguish that interferes with normal, daily
functioning. Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness, apprehension,
fear, or worry. Some fears and worries are justified, such as worry
about a loved one or in anticipation of taking a quiz, test, or
other examination. Problem anxiety interferes with the sufferer's
ability to sleep or otherwise function. It is noteworthy that
teenagers are particularly susceptible to having irritability as a
symptom of a number of emotional problems, including anxiety.
Anxiety may occur without a cause, or it may occur based on a real
situation but may be out of proportion to what would normally be
expected. Severe anxiety can have a serious impact on daily life.
Anxiety can be accompanied by a variety of physical symptoms. Most
commonly, these symptoms are related to the heart, lungs, nervous,
and gastrointestinal systems. You may have upset stomach, diarrhea,
trouble breathing, feel as if you may faint or are having a heart
Childhood Anxiety Disorders
Children as well as adults experience feelings of anxiousness, worry
and fear when facing different situations, especially those
involving a new experience. However, if anxiety is no longer
temporary and begins to interfere with the child's normal
functioning or do harm to their learning, the problem may be more
than just an ordinary anxiousness and fear common to the age.
When children suffer from a severe anxiety disorder their thinking,
decision-making ability, perceptions of the environment, learning
and concentration get affected. They not only experience fear,
nervousness, and shyness but also start avoiding places and
activities. Anxiety also raises blood pressure and heart rate and
can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, ulcers, diarrhea,
tingling, weakness, and shortness of breath. Some other symptoms
are frequent self-doubt and self-criticism, irritability, sleep
problems and, in extreme cases, thoughts of not wanting to be alive.
If these children are left untreated, they face risks such as poor
results at school, avoidance of important social activities, and
substance abuse. Children who suffer from an anxiety disorder are
likely to suffer other disorders such as depression, eating
disorders, attention deficit disorders both hyperactive and
inattentive, and obsessive compulsive disorders
About 13 of every 100 children and adolescents between 9 to 17 years
experience some kind of anxiety disorder, and girls are more
affected than boys. The basic temperament of children may be key in
some of their childhood and adolescent disorders.
For instance, between the ages of 6 and 8, children's fear of the
dark and imaginary creatures decreases, but they become more anxious
about school performance and social relationships.
According to research, childhood anxiety disorders are caused by
biological and psychological factors. Also, it is suggested that
when children have a parent with anxiety disorders, they are more
likely to have an anxiety disorder, too.
NLP helps you to get rid of this problem of anxiety, in adults as
well as in children. It takes to the right state of relaxation where
its easy for you to manage your anxiety.