We all have a degree of anxiety or introversion and when it manifests it is usually accompanied by a situation of malaise.
Anxiety can motivate and help maintain concentration and ability to work when we are under pressure. But when fear, worry or physical suffering starts to take over, then we may have an anxiety problem.
Anxiety is a common experience for any human being and in many cases it is an adaptive and positive response to various life events. Objective manifestations are not specific and are usually associated with different emotional states, such as fear, expectation, among others. At levels considered normal, it is an emotional state with physiological and psychological components, transversal to the human being and motivating behavior
Three factors are considered when distinguishing between normal anxietyand pathological anxiety: anxiety level, context for anxiety and negative consequences, that is: intensity, duration, frequency and interference with which symptoms occur are relevant information to diagnose this clinical picture.
Anxiety becomes pathological when there is no specific object to target or when it is disproportionate to the triggering situation.
The concept of anxiety is not consensual, especially in a psychopathological context. Anxiety can be generalized or manifest in specific situations, such as phobic disorders. It can be a punctual state or a persistent feature of the individual’s personality.
Anxiety can appear in the form of several signs and symptoms that can be divided into four components:
The more symptoms the person presents, and the more frequent and intense they are, the more severe the problem becomes, which can lead to serious complications, both physical and psychological.
There is constant alertness, increased alertness, exploration of the environment, increased response to stimuli (startles), sleep disturbances (not due to restlessness or worry), altered heart rate, respiratory hyperventilation, tremors, pain (no cause known).
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), anxiety is one of the main mental health problems worldwide. Virtually all of us have experienced or will experience anxiety. This is a common issue, but to which we must pay special attention.
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