Are you constantly tensed? Does your anxiety interfere with your work, school, or family responsibilities? Do you avoid certain situations or activities because they cause anxiety? It is normal to feel anxious when facing a challenging situation. For example, during an exam, an interview or when you need to present/talk in front of a gathering.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is the body’s automatic response to any challenging/stressful situation. Little anxiety is good, it helps to stay focused, alert and motivated. But too much anxiety causes a lot of emotional and physical symptoms. Anxiety isn’t developed or caused by a single factor but a combination of factors like personality, early life experiences, physical health and many other factors.
An anxiety attack is an abrupt or a sudden onset of intense discomfort or fear that reaches to the peak within a few minutes. These can be frightening, awful or intense.
What causes anxiety attacks? Know these Anxiety Attack Causes
- Family history:
For some people, it may be hereditary. But doesn’t always mean that if a close relative or your parents have anxiety have it you will also be getting anxiety.
- Personality factors:
People with some personality traits such as perfectionists, inhibited, timid, one with low self-esteem, easily flustered, or want to control everything are prone to develop anxiety during childhood, adolescence or as adults.
- Ongoing stressful events:
People who are undergoing traumatic stress right now are more likely to get anxiety. Some common triggers are
- work stress or job change
- change in living arrangements
- pregnancy and giving birth
- Divorce or separation.
- major emotional shock following a stressful or traumatic event
- abuse either sexual, emotional or physical
- Death or loss of a loved one.
- Health problems:
Your physical health can also lead to anxiety. People living with serious, ongoing or life-threatening physical health conditions such as heart problems, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, cancer, etc can have anxiety. It is also found that anxiety is common among people who have mental health problems. Depression and anxiety conditions often occur together.
- Substance use :
People resort to alcohol or other drugs to help them manage their anxiety or worries. In some cases, people get anxious because of their behavior of drinking and other drugs. Research shows that Alcohol and substance use can trigger anxiety conditions after the effects of abuse wear off.
- Early life experiences:
Difficult childhood, adolescence or adulthood can trigger anxiety. Anxiety is trigger when a person experiences any kind of physical or emotional abuse, being neglected by family, losing a parent, a parent going through a divorce, or being bullied or excluded from the society.
How can I get rid of anxiety attacks?
Remember “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
With the help of medication and regular psychotherapy sessions, you can learn to manage and also even reverse the condition. We are there to help you get rid of anything that is ailing you, be it anxiety or a panic attack. Call our 24*7 psychiatric emergency helpline +919741476476.
Contact Cadabam’s Hospitals to book an appointment now and wave off your anxiety attacks easily.