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Help for High Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders and Depression

Unique Insight Into Anxiety-Related Problems and How to Heal Them

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ANXIETY is part of being human, we all have it. And to get anxious in certain situations is normal, everyone does. Most people even experience increased anxiety frequently since things like tests, interviews, public speaking, first dates and competitive sports can make anyone pretty anxious.

But for some of us things change... our anxiety grows stronger. It comes on more and more and seems to happen for no apparent reason. Suddenly we are more anxious and feel apprehensive and 'on-edge' frequently.

Physical symptoms due to anxiety may appear. We may notice that we are more shaky, sweating more, experiencing heart palpitations, tightness across the chest or blushing – any symptom related to anxiety may develop. And worrying about these symptoms only makes them worse for it increases the anxiety.

Over time, if not resolved, increased anxiety can lead to a number of more serious problems such as uncontrollable worrying, panic attacks that come out of the blue, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, irrational fears and phobias (particularly social phobia) and, in some cases, even severe depression.

Today, cognitive (thinking) and behavioural problems involving high anxiety are classed as anxiety disorders. This is based on the medical model, which views these problems as mental illnesses, 'disorders', where something goes wrong in the brain and the answer lies in 'fixing' the thing that has gone wrong – often with medication.

However...

Take the middle-aged woman, (emotionally fragile from early life stress and conflict), who suffers emotional abuse at the hands of her partner – abuse that not only scares her but also makes her feel that she cannot do anything right, and that everything she does fails miserably or is totally worthless. Is her generalized anxiety disorder (or severe depression for that matter) simply the result of something going wrong in her brain that can be fixed by medication?

What about the man in his early twenties, riddled with anxiety, whose father constantly put him down and criticized him with such venom as a child that he's now petrified others will do the same. Is his social phobia really dis-ordered and irrational?

Or the teenage girl, brought up by overly strict religious parents that have so drummed the fear of God into her that all she can do to obtain relief (from destruction by the Lord) is turn to rituals... are her obsessive, fearful thoughts and compulsive behaviours really due to mental illness?

Generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, social phobia, PTSD, panic disorder, severe depression... are any of these problems truly irrational, dis-ordered and due to mental illness?

Or is there a better explanation?


How many 'normal' people...

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Almost everyone displays behaviours associated with anxiety disorders (and depression) such as disturbing thoughts, ritualistic checking, the need for perfection, increased anxiousness, panic and despair at some time in their lives – more so in times of stress – for these problems reflect the subconscious ways we humans have evolved to protect ourselves.

When we look at the backgrounds of large numbers of people with anxiety and depression problems, they are often strikingly similar in many ways. Stressful life experiences with subsequent feelings of insecurity and damaged self-esteem occur across the board with such regularity, and are so similar, that it is hard to see how these factors cannot play a major role in the onset of these problems.

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Research shows that over 50% of anxiety disorders start before the age of fourteen. It's probably more like 90%.

The way we feel about our self in childhood and adolescence can stay with us a lifetime and those who experience feelings of insecurity and vulnerability when growing up are surely more susceptible to anxiety-related problems later in life.

This highlights a critical component in these problems that hasn't really been given the attention it deserves – the way we feel about ourself inside – and provides a unique insight into the real cause of anxiety and depression problems.


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Anxiety Definition:-

The Collins English Dictionary describes anxiety as "a state of uneasiness or tension caused by apprehension of possible misfortune, danger etc."

And to be anxious is to be "worried and tense".

Origin:
Latin anxietas gave anxiety in English; the base is Latin anxius, from angere 'to choke'

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Disorder:

"An illness that disrupts normal physical or mental functions"

(Medical model definition)

Anxiety disorders are characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear.

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Are we looking at anxiety disorders the wrong way?

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Anxiety Disorders: Mental Illness or Normal?

Genaralised anxiety disorder, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, social phobia... something just went wrong in our brain that needs fixing?

Or is there a better explanation?

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An easy, two hour read to help change debilitating beliefs about anxiety disorders. (Digital format – can be read on all devices: Kindle, eReaders, pcs, tablets and smartphones).  £1.99


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Calm Anxiety: Taking Back Control

To help stop excessive, persistent anxiety.

Why am I more anxious than my friends, my family, my colleagues?
Why do I get so scared in certain situations?
What can I do about it?

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A totally new way to understand and deal with the increased anxiety that plagues so many of us today, this book reveals why we become too anxious in the first place and shows how to stop high anxiety completely and naturally.  Kindle: £5.95  Paperback: £7.95


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Evolving Self Confidence: How to Become Free From Anxiety Disorders and Depression

To help heal even long-term generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, panic disorder, social phobia, PTSD, or severe depression.

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With groundbreaking insight into problems that beset millions of people worldwide, this book reveals the underlying cause of anxiety disorders (and severe depression) and shows how to use this knowledge to become truly free.  Kindle: £8.95  Paperback: £12.95


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