So, what can be the cause of anxiety? Often it is not one single situation or trigger, but is more likely a combination of factors including:
While the symptoms of normal anxiety often include sweaty palms, accelerated breathing and increased heart rate, what anxiety actually feels like can be much more pronounced and severe.
The physical symptoms of anxiety can include profuse sweating, trembling, a pounding heart, shortness of breath, lightheadedness and nausea. Sufferers can also feel restless and highly keyed up and despite being easily tired, can have difficulty sleeping and often experience restless, unsatisfying sleep.
As well as extreme anxiety, emotional symptoms can include difficulty in concentrating, an inability to carry out everyday tasks, an avoidance of stressful situations and a tendency to make lists and to over-plan everything.
There are several methods employed by mental health professionals for treating anxiety, including:
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