Chetna Foundation (Autism Institute of Training and Research)
Anxiety – Do not believe everything you think
December 17, 2022 / Dr. Santosh Kumar

Anxiety – Do not believe everything you think

Being constantly worried or showing excessive fear are examples of the mental health problem known as Anxiety. Each and everyone occasionally worries about things, but having anxiety means that your worries significantly interfere with your daily life.

We often respond with “I’m OK, Thanks” when someone asks us how we are. But who these days is actually “fine”, to be honest? We all have stressors that we deal with on a daily basis, whether they are connected to our family, finances, relationships, jobs or studies.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 1 in 13 persons worldwide have an anxiety condition, making it the most prevalent mental health issue in the world. Therefore, if you are going through one, know that you are most definitely not alone. Young people and women experience anxiety more frequently than males, which could be due to a variety of factors. An estimated 7% of children aged 5 to 19 have an anxiety disorder, despite the fact that women are twice as likely as males to receive an anxiety diagnosis.

The feeling of anxiety is the body’s way of getting ready for a threat. Even while most people become nervous before exams or when playing a competitive sport, for some kids the anxiety can get so bad that it makes them unable to function.

It’s easy to feel apprehensive. Daily exposure to unpleasant news is not only draining, but it may also make one anxious, overwhelmed and helpless.

There are many types of anxiety, from mild to particular disorders that can cause panic attacks and other severe symptoms which can make daily life difficult. One needs to consider consulting their Doctor or Therapist for advice if they can’t recall the last time they felt completely relaxed.

Children who have a strong capacity for learning are particularly vulnerable to anxiety since they may have a far deeper awareness of the world and current events than their peers. They experience emotions strongly, are frequently aware of how different they are from their schoolmates, are bored or find it difficult to concentrate, experience headaches and stomach aches and worry that any of these symptoms indicate that they may have a serious health issue.

There are several ways that anxiety might manifest. Many of the less noticeable symptoms of anxiety might cause someone to act erratically or out of character that includes:

• Not eating properly

• Unable to control anxious thoughts or worries

• Anger or irritability

• Finding it difficult to calm down

• Stomach Aches

• Difficulty in sleeping

• Crying more than expected for their age

• Non-stop talking

• Feeling tired easily

• Difficulty in concentrating

• Separation problems

• Muscle tension

• Higher inflexibility

At Chetna Foundation, we provide expert assistance to individuals with anxiety issues in order to control, reduce and eliminate the symptoms of the disorder. You won’t need to be terrified of it, and with little effort you will quickly get through your difficulties.

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