Stress is the body's reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response. Stress is caused by an existing stress causing factor or stressor. Cognitive stress is caused by mood disturbances such as feeling for frustration, anger, anxiety and nervousness.
Anxiety may be classified as:
Generalized Anxiety -– Tendency to worry all the time about personnel relationships and care.
Panic Disorder — Sudden outburst of panic feeling associated with everyday feelings.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder — Excessive anxiety related with personnel ambitions and attached feelings of obsessions and compulsions.
Social Anxiety Disorder — Anxiety related to feeling of self-respect and self actualization.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) — PTSD occurs in response to a highly stressful traumatic event, like witnessing war.
Phobias — Phobias are excessive fears of specific things.
Anxiety can be triggered at any age. Anxiety attack can lead to nervousness and physical manifestations like rapid breathing, dry mouth, shaking hands or a shaky feeling inside, racing breathing sensation, headache and excessive urination. These may result to anxiety distress such as Trouble sleeping, nightmares and insomnia. Adopting a cognitive psycho-therapy can address unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, misperceptions, and faulty learning that can result in anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. The symptoms of anxiety related disorder can lead to dizziness, chest pain, nausea, irritability, stomach pain.
Anxiety could be avoided by reducing the intake of caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.
Treating anxiety involves counseling, relaxation training, hypnotherapy and biofeedback. Biofeedback is a way of using your body's own information – heart rate, blood pressure, skin temperature, or muscle tension to retrain your system and reduce headache frequency.
Stress can be managed by adopting few life style modifications that include time management, following an organized approach to bring out better results, delegation of responsibilities for efficient outputs. Persons suffering from anxiety should adopt following measures to cope with anxiety symptoms and anxiety distress.
1). Unnecessary stress is to be avoided at all times.
2). Learning to say no is vital for removing physical manifestation of anxiety.
3). Learn to avoid stressful relations and stressful environment at your work, home and surrounding.
4). Organize your day with effective time management skill to set your day full of positive energies.
5). Attempt to alter the stress situation by altering the situation. Get a proper valuation of your environment and learn to change your ego to have healthy vibes around you. Learn to delegate to meet time-line that reduces stress.
6). Understand your stress elements to check-out the modifications in your behavior that ease out your understanding of stressor. Work out your priorities to work in tandem with your stressor. Adjust your standards and focus on the positives.
7). Attempt to reframe your problems and look for the upside.
8). Expressing your feeling helps to reduce stress and you learn to move forward. This is vital for acceptance of conditions that are unavoidable.
9). Plan your day to set a relaxation time with your near and dear ones. This is important to get your body and mood refreshed to changed environment.
10). Get enough sleep and rest to re-vitalize your mood.