Misconceptions about anxiety

There are many people who currently suffer from anxiety because of the level of stress they suffer daily. Anxiety is a warning from your body and your mind to tell you that something is wrong and that you must put the handbrake to assess what is happening to you and what are the solutions you should choose to regain a good emotional balance. If you ignore the signals from your body and mind, you may have some pretty serious health problems down the road.

It is true that there are also people who are more likely than others to have anxiety disorders and for this reason, if you think you are a person to have anxiety, you should be more attentive to the signals that your body gives you.

People prone to anxiety disorder

Although the causes of an anxiety disorder today are not fully understood, most people may have some common characteristics:

-Temperament more sensitive to others

-Having suffered traumatic events in childhood

-Having suffered very stressful situations

The combination of these factors can make a turning point that creates and leads to anxiety disorder. The more specific risk factors for anxiety disorder include the following:

-Child trauma (abuse, neglect, witnessing traumatic events)

-Stress accumulation or sequences of smaller stressful situations

-Having relatives who also suffer from anxiety disorders

-Physical illness that is chronic (living with pain)

-Substance abuse

-Borderline personality disorder

-Histrionic personality disorder

Misconceptions of Anxiety That You Still Believe True

There are people, especially those who have never suffered from anxiety or who do not know what it is, who may have more difficulty understanding exactly what it is or what I love what happens when they have a panic attack or an anxiety attack. For this reason, it is very important to make society aware of the importance of controlling emotions to keep anxiety under control.

Also, there are some misconceptions that people believe to be true about anxiety disorder and that it is time to become aware of it:

-Lie: Anxiety is not a disease. Truth: Those who suffer from anxiety must learn to overcome distressing feelings that can even paralyze them both physically and mentally.

-Lie: Anxiety is part of who a person is and cannot change it. Truth: Yes you can change it, you just need the right strategies to achieve it.

-Lie: Anxiety disorders cannot be cured, you must learn to live with them. Truth: The reality is that it is not necessary to learn to live with them, only to learn the necessary skills to overcome anxiety and be able to live calmly.

-Lie: An anxiety disorder is a brain disorder. Truth: It has nothing to do with brain disorders, if not with the distorted perception it receives from the outside and that can be reeducated.

-Lie: There are quick remedies for anxiety disorder. Truth: It takes time and a lot of perseverance (within adequate therapy) to overcome anxiety disorder.

As you have seen in the previous points, there is a lot of difference between the lies that are believed to be true and the real truths. Anxiety is a real illness that is caused by multiple factors and does not have any quick or miraculous solutions. It can be cured by combining good therapy, self-help strategies, support and attitudes that affirm the life and tranquility of the person who suffers from it.

It is essential to understand all these points to understand anxiety and to be able to seek solutions as soon as possible. If you think that you have anxiety and that it begins to paralyze your life, do not hesitate to seek help from a professional as soon as possible.

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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