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Characteristics of Excessive Panic and Anxiety

 Everyone must have panicked or worried, that's normal. For example, when giving a speech in front of many people for the first time. However, some people experience excessive panic and anxiety in frequent and strong intensity that really interferes with their day. Then what are the characteristics of panic and excessive anxiety that is a disorder?

Characteristics of Excessive Panic and Anxiety


Excessive Worry: in medical terms it is called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). The characteristics of GAD are related to various daily problems, trivial or important. Patients feel anxious without stopping every day for at least six months. This anxiety finally hampers daily activities, including the symptoms of fatigue.


Irrational fear: this is a characteristic of excessive anxiety associated with special circumstances such as fear of flying, fear of animals, and the like. When the feeling of fear increases tremendously, it is called a phobia. For example, people with a phobia of snakes will appear normal. However, when invited to camping in the open, the patient realized that he was so afraid of the snakes that always haunted him during the camping.


Sleep disturbances: difficulty sleeping or otherwise often falling asleep has always been associated with a person's health condition. Everyone must have suffered from insomnia, especially when faced with problems. However, if you constantly can't sleep, because you're always worrying about the same problem or even if you don't have a problem, then you have GAD, so you should get expert help.


Muscle Tension: This can take the form of clenching the jaw, clenching the fist or stretching the muscles of the body when experiencing anxiety. These symptoms can be experienced for some time without realizing it. Regular exercise can help control muscle tension. However, the muscle tension may reappear when the anxiety recurs.


Chronic Digestive Problems: Anxiety attacks not only the mind but also the physical, including a chronic digestive disorder called Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The disease has symptoms in the form of abdominal pain, bloating, cramps, gas formation, difficulty defecating, or even loose stools. The syndrome is not always associated with anxiety but often occurs together. Intestinal organs are quite sensitive to stress and vice versa, digestive problems often cause anxiety.


Panic: suddenly the person who is suffering is gripped with great fear so that he does not move and panic. This can occur within a few minutes, accompanied by physical complaints such as breathing, racing heart, numb or tingling hands, sweating, weakness or dizziness, chest pain, stomach pain and feeling hot or cold. People with panic disorder live with their fears so that they will stay away from places where the panic event has experienced.


Trauma: A flashback of an event that caused emotional disturbance or trauma. For example, the sudden death of a loved one. In medical terms it is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Not a few trauma sufferers, because they have been made fun of in public. Generally, sufferers will stay away from things that can stimulate bad memories to appear again. For example, people who are traumatized because they have been made fun of in public would not like to appear in public because it will cause anxiety.


Self-Awareness: from most incidents, anxiety is caused by everyday situations such as conversations between individuals at a party, or eating and drinking activities in front of people. People with social anxiety will always feel as if all eyes are on them. Therefore, the sufferer was nervous, red face, shaking, sweating, nausea and difficulty speaking. These symptoms can be quite disturbing and make it difficult for sufferers to meet new people and build relationships with others.

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