Anxiety and relationship with mental health

 Anxiety and relationship with mental health

It is normal for a person to feel anxious from time to time, but if the feeling of anxiety is repeated at close times without any real reason to the extent that it impedes the normal daily course of life, then it is likely that this person suffers from an anxiety disorder, which exceeds what can be considered a normal reaction to specific case.

1- what is anxiety ?

Anxiety is defined as the psychological state that afflicts a person, and leads to this person feeling a state of psychological discomfort and the control of fear and tension over him. Danger, and in some cases the danger actually exists, and in other cases it is just imagination and delusions that a person suffers from, and leads to a state of severe anxiety, which negatively affects the course of his life.
Many differ in defining psychological anxiety as an independent disease, and some say that it is a general, vague, unpleasant feeling of expectation, fear, stimulation and tension, usually accompanied by some physical sensations, especially increased activity of the autonomic nervous system, which comes in bouts that are repeated in the same individual.
Although psychologists disagree about the definition of anxiety, they agree that anxiety is a starting point for psychological and mental illnesses. .

Anxiety in general : is a temporary emotional state that an individual suffers from when he feels fear or threat from something without being able to identify, and this state disappears when the source of the threat is removed, and this state is often accompanied by some changes such as increased anxiety attacks, insomnia.

2- What are the causes of anxiety?

There are many reasons that lead to a person feeling a state of anxiety, which are:
- Low self-confidence, which leads to a person feeling exposed to many threats.
- Stressful life situations, such as work pressures, life responsibilities, thinking about the future, and modern civilizational pressures.
- The mismatch between reality and idealism.
- Exposure to traumatic sexual experiences, especially in childhood and adolescence.
- Infection with some diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.

3- What is an anxiety disorder?

The concept of anxiety disorder : It is a serious mental illness, in which the person affected by it responds to certain things or situations with fear and panic, feeling uncomfortable, such as tension or fear, and it can be mild or severe. Any person may be exposed to it, and anxiety disorders are classified as a type of mental disorder that leads to excessive nervousness, and its symptoms interfere with a person’s daily activities and affect how a person deals with his emotions, which can cause physical symptoms.

Types of anxiety disorders : It includes several types, the most important of which are:
Panic disorders ; Specific phobias ; Generalized anxiety disorder ; social anxiety disorder ; agoraphobia ; Optional silence ; Separation anxiety disorder

Anxiety disorder in children : 

Children's anxiety disorder appears in many cases by withdrawing from situations that raise fears, and withdrawal behavior that cannot be managed or controlled by children appears as a response to getting out of the situation, but this behavior is often misunderstood, as it is interpreted as a condition From aggression and anger, especially with children who do not have the ability to express themselves, or children who are not listened to by those around them, and therefore their anxiety appears in the form of a defect in behavior such as aggression, which is interpreted by those around them as a kind of anger and not a disorder. anxiety.

Anxiety disorder in pregnant women : 

The disorders that occur to pregnant women do not only affect them organically, but also extend to mental health, as changes occur in the chemicals present in the brain, which leads to a feeling of anxiety. The anxiety of a pregnant woman may be due to her fear of losing her fetus, which makes her more keen to follow a healthy diet.

4- how to deal with anxiety ?

Anxiety can be dealt with in several ways, including:
- Learn how to improve the use of time better, and therefore a list of daily goals should be written and organized according to their priorities.
- Physical relaxation and breathing exercises such as yoga These techniques can help you relax and better control your anxiety waves.
- Eat healthy and consume caffeine in moderation. Maintaining good health increases your ability to face life's problems.
- Getting enough sleep is essential to allow the body to rest properly.
- Use fresh scents, as they may reduce your feelings of anxiety.