Everyone encounters stress from time to time, it is a completely normal symptom of, simply living. Be it – family, work, school or a host of other everyday things in our lives, stress is experienced by almost everyone.
When feeling anxious, you might not know what needs to be done to alleviate the unwanted feelings. You may even do things that unwittingly fuel your anxiety. Focusing too much on future events and ‘what-ifs’ are a big culprit in anxiety.
Anxiety is a normal response to stress and can actually be beneficial in some situations. For some, however, anxiety can become excessive and dangerous. While the person suffering may realize their anxiety is too much, they may also have difficulty controlling it and it may negatively affect their everyday living.
Scientists believe that like heart disease and type 1 diabetes, mental illnesses are complex and possibly a result from a combination of genetic, environmental, psychological, and developmental factors.
By learning more about how the brain creates fear and anxiety, scientists may be able to develop better treatments for anxiety disorders. For example, if specific neurotransmitters are found to play an important role in fear, drugs may be developed that will block them and decrease fear responses.
While that is good for the future, many anxiety sufferers require immediate relief.
The attached list contains 5 ways to help reduce stress and panic.