L’symptomatic anxiety represents a disorder not to be underestimated. In essence, it is a condition that, if present, can be limiting both in emotional and physical terms. This is because the symptoms generally associated with this problem also tend to affect normal daily activities, making it difficult to manage.
When they appear physical and mental symptoms of some importance we can speak of symptomatic anxiety. It is not simply a condition of apprehension, perhaps linked to a contextual event or an imminent commitment. In several cases it is in fact a deep-rooted pathology, which in the presence of some specific stimuli is able to trigger relevant psychophysical reactions.
There are no subjects more or less predisposed to symptomatic anxiety, not at least from a physical point of view. Of course, being apprehensive or having low confidence in oneself and those around us are gods risk factors. But also repressing any trauma suffered can favor the onset of the disorder. Traumatic situations not addressed could in fact reappear at an unconscious level, leading to more or less frequent anxiety attacks.
It should also be emphasized that the ever faster pace of today’s society and the often pressing work commitments can increase the risk of anxiety. This is to the detriment of both mental balance and physical well-being. As we will see when talking about symptoms, different parts of the body can suffer from the consequences related to symptomatic anxiety.
Causes of symptomatic anxiety
When we talk about the causes of symptomatic anxiety we refer to the origins of anxiety disorders. We also speak not of a single pathology, but of various possible facets. What causes too much anxiety? At the base of the problem there could be, for example, physiological factors, such as alterations to neurotransmitters (such as an excess of norepinephrine production).
Also it can be a a disorder that can be inherited from overly apprehensive parents, a factor that can lead to experiencing a certain type of symptoms of varying intensity. Last but not least, the aforementioned psychological causes: according to Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis, they are rooted in the attempt to hide childhood or more recent traumas from consciousness. All this to avoid having to deal with these issues in a conscious way.
Avoiding dealing with traumatic conditions can lead to anxiety and stress.
We come now to those who are the symptoms of this disorder. When we talk about symptomatic anxiety we refer to both psychological and physical manifestations. Let’s see what they are, delving into just how anxiety affects the mind and body.
Psychological or emotional symptoms
I psychological symptoms or emotional ones provide some very useful elements to identify the problem, even in case of severe stress. How to understand what are the symptoms of anxiety and stress? The answer below, but our advice is to rely on your doctor or a specialist, who can help you to understand the problem from its origins. Symptomatic anxiety tends to manifest itself through:
- Feeling of apprehension or threat;
- Propensity to predict negative outcomes;
- Tendency to seek confirmation of one’s negative thoughts;
- Unwanted mental blank
- Difficulty concentrating or thinking.
Physical signs of symptomatic anxiety
When an anxiety attack occurs, the body it can manifest (and somatize, as we will see later) the problem, with more or less intense symptoms depending on the person and the stimulus received. Contrary to what happens for psychological manifestations, these alarm bells are more difficult to analyze and contextualize, as they are less specific.
This happens because they are often shared with a wide spectrum of diseases, so they are less identifying of the single pathology. For example, they could hide a heart attack or a cardiovascular crisis, and it is good to never underestimate certain signs. From the physical point of view what are the disorders that anxiety brings? The main ones are as follows:
- Shortness of breath;
- Muscle tension;
- Muscle tremors or jerks
- Frequent need to urinate
- Intense sweating;
- Stomach problems.
Somatized anxiety: what it is
What is somatized anxiety? Let’s start first from the concept of somatization. This is the possibility that damage to internal organs and to the organism in general due to psychological suffering is generated.
Among the most common symptoms of somatized anxiety is what is called “lump in the throat“. It is a sense of constriction that could also lead to the feeling of nausea. Also present in this list is the stomach ache, the headache and some respiratory difficulties.
Getting to the diagnosis Symptomatic anxiety is a process that in most cases requires outside help. This is because the condition in which it is poured is usually disabling both physically and cognitively, which makes it more difficult for the person directly involved to decode the symptoms.
Relying on those who face such hardships as a profession, there is instead the possibility of realizing that something is wrong and run for the right repairs in time. L’symptomatic anxiety it’s not a normal condition, or at least it shouldn’t be. Based on this, the advice is always to ask your doctor or psychologist for advice. In these cases the good faith and good intentions of a friend may prove insufficient, although external support will be very useful when dealing with the situation.
In this regard, exposing your discomfort to trusted people, such as relatives and friends you trust, can undoubtedly be helpful. This problem is nothing to be ashamed of or to feel judged for, far from it. Accepting the possibility of needing support is an act of force, necessary to understand what to do to get rid of anxiety.
Symptomatic anxiety, how it is treated
The treatment of symptomatic anxiety, as mentioned, it should be entrusted to a specialist, usually the cognitive behavioral therapist. This is to allow those who suffer from it to get to the root of the problem and analyze the different aspects. Consultation with your doctor may also be recommended, who will assist the patient in treating any specific symptoms.
Symptomatic anxiety and natural remedies
As is the case more generally with some types of anxiety disorder, even in the case of symptomatic anxiety it is possible to look at the natural remedies to improve your condition. However, it should be remembered that a preventive consultation with your doctor and / or your therapist is always recommended, in order to avoid errors that could affect your health.
That said, some practices like it Yoga, the Tai Chi Chuan, the meditation and the Zen breathing allow you to better control your emotions. The regular practice of these activities can help us in the long term, to face everyday situations in a lucid way. If necessary, it is also possible to use the techniques learned even in acute phases of anxiety, to recover one’s emotional balance during a crisis.
To calm the nerves and recover some tranquility, it is also possible to use some more specific natural remedies such as passiflora, the melissa and the valerian root. They can be taken, for example, by preparing effective relaxing herbal teas or by relying on mother tinctures made with these medical plants.
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