This week’s blog I decided to do an informative one about something that I myself suffer with, and have suffered with for a few years now.
Anxiety; Noun: A feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
That is the definition of the word Anxiey, but to me it’s more than just worrying and feeling uneased by things I am surrounded by. To me it can just comes from out of nowhere, I have no idea what triggers me, but something must click into my brain to make me feel anxious and disturbed.
Back in 2013, there were 8.2 million cases of anxiety with the numbers being mostly women. This is due to the fact women are almost twice as lucky to be diganosed with an anxiety disorder than men.
In 2016, 5.9 in 100 people had a case of Generalised Anxiety Disorder and 7.8 in 100 people suffered with Mixed anxiety and depression.
Everyone hates knowing the truth about any problem that they have or being diagnosed with said problem because it seems like its another label to add to your body.
Any form of mental illness is difficult to understand if you don’t suffer with it, it’s just a case of educating yourself with how to deal with it.
Although some mental illnesses are not genetic so they are not inherited, but studies has suggested that it could be inherited.
Anxiety is a natural human experience, if it’s lasting for a while or it is strong feelings of anxiety, it then becomes a mental health issue.
As well as the feeling of being worried and uneased by things, paranoia links into this and is a known symptom of Anxiety. This is a psychological symptom of the illness but it doesn’t stop there. Feeling numb, dwelling on negative thoughts and rethinking a situation over and over are also some of the symptoms people suffer with.
There are also physical symptoms of anxiety which are easier to spot than those that are psychological. Some symptoms include increase of breath, difficulty in sleeping and experiencing panic attacks.
Anxiety, like many mental illnesses, can’t be fixed over night. It’s just a case of being patient and getting the right help, be it medication or counselling, it’ll be worth it in the end.
But there are many medications out there and many types of organizations that help with not only anxiety but other forms of mental health, you’ve just got to find the suited one for you. Remember it’s okay to ask for help and to be selfish when it comes to your well being.
Till Next Time, Amber.