Analysis Of Anxiety Holding You Back

ANXIETY: THE LIFE CHANGING DISORDER Imagine that every time a person becomes anxious about an everyday activity, the person would start to shake, sweat, or even faint. Those effects of an anxiety disorder are a small portion of many, from having an anxiety attack. Anxiety is a common problem in everyday life. It is important to understand anxiety, know the signs and symptoms, and how to treat the disorder.
UNDERSTANDING ANXIETY Living in the world today, it is impossible to have a perfect life and for everything to end up the way one would plan it to. According to Kathleen McGuire, the author of the article, “Is Anxiety Holding You Back?” anxiety is an irrational fear that everything will not be perfect. This makes the disorder especially
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“According to the National Institute of Mental Health (National Institute of Mental Health), between 3 and 6 million Americans suffer from panic disorder”(Bayer 22-23). Also, the DSM-iv states, “as many as 65 percent of people with panic disorders also experience serious depression; in one-third of those causes, the onset of depression occurs first” (23). Although anxiety can show up anytime in one’s life, it is more likely to show up in children and adolescents rather than in adults. It is more common in females rather than males. (Anxiety & Panic Disorders Health Center). If a teenager has an anxiety disorder, he or she is more likely to have it in adulthood. According to the authors Sucheta Connolly, David Simpson, and Cynthia Petty form the book Anxiety Disorders when a child has an anxiety disorder, they are more likely to overcome it before their teenage years or adulthood. Another thing that Linda Bayer has concluded in her studies is that there is a great chance that identical twins will develop an anxiety disorder together (25). There are so many people with the disorder in the …show more content…
(Bayer 15)
Anxiety can be caused by changes in one’s brain or environmental changes. (Anxiety Disorders: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention) Anxiety Disorders: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention also states that long lasting stress and anxiety can actually cause neurological problems.
People with anxiety all have irrational fear and dread. (The National Institute of Mental Health) So these people who have anxiety may experience a panic attack. During a panic attack, ones fight-or-flight, which is a response to a situation in which one immediately runs from the situation (UT Counseling and Mental Health Center Division of Student Affairs), may kick in. (Bayer 24). Anxiety disorders can also often occur with other major depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or drug alcohol abuse. (Connolly Sympson Petty 99)
Sucheta Connolly, David Simpson, and Cynthia Petty state “Social phobia is an anxiety disorder that affects approximately 3% to 4% of children and adolescents. Individuals who experience it are fearful that they will get into situations that will cause them embarrassment and/or humiliation.

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