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Anxiety Disorders and Being Scared


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 high anxiety occasionally since things such as tests, interviews, public speaking, first dates and competitive sports can make anyone pretty anxious.

A survival instinct evolved over millions of years in order to protect us, anxiety involves a series of reflexes and reactions in our mind and body that help prepare us to deal with dangerous situations (the fight-or-flight response) and we all walk around with varying levels of anxiety on a daily basis. Usually it's barely noticable, sometimes it's a bit stronger, occasionally it's high. It all depends on how relaxed and safe we feel.

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, breathlessness, dizziness, nausea or blushing – any symptom related to anxiety may develop. And worrying about these symptoms only makes them worse for it increases the anxiety.

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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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Many people stay like this, generally more nervous/anxious, held back by vague doubts and fears. But for others, over time, if it isn't resolved, frequent high anxiety 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 and fear 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 tries wil fail 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 phobic behaviour truly 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 punishment by the Lord) is turn to rituals. Are her obsessive, fearful thoughts and compulsive behaviours really all down to mental illness?

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

Or is there a better explanation?


How many 'normal' people...

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Almost everyone displays behaviours associated with anxiety disorders or depression (such as troublesome thoughts, over-checking, the need for perfection, increased anxiousness, moments of panic and periods of despair) to some degree at some time in his or her life – 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 these 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.


Anxiety Problems and Self Confidence – Feeling in Some Way 'Bad' or 'Wrong' or 'Not Good Enough'


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Research shows that over 50% of anxiety disorders start before the age of fourteen (it's probably more like 90%) and many people, when asked what they remember most about the start of their problem, reply "being too nervous for a long time".

The way we feel about our self in childhood and adolescence can stay with us a lifetime and those who are frequently made to feel weak and vulnerable when growing up (or later in life for some) are surely more susceptible to develop anxiety-related problems down the line.

If we go through a period in life where we are constantly 'put down', 'picked on' or made to feel threatened in any way it's not suprising that anxiety (our inner self-protection instinct) will ramp up and we'll become anxious – wary, more alert, constantly on the look out for danger in order to protect ourself. However, for this anxiety to become extreme or to develop into a chronic anxiety disorder (such as: GAD, OCD, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia etc.) there's something else involved, something that affects everything we think about ourself and our self-worth. It is: feeling bad.

Stressful/threatening/conflict situations not only scare us, they make us feel bad (upset, hurt, insecure, weak, afraid, small, inadequate, sad, angry, confused... a whole myriad of negative feelings). And if we feel bad often enough, for long enough, we can start to believe that we feel this way because there is something inherently 'bad' or 'wrong' or 'not good enough' about us. Over time, self confidence crumbles.

This highlights a critical component in the development of these problems that hasn't really been given the attention it deserves: feeling bad about ourself deep inside. Indeed, it's the (subconscious) linking of being in some way 'bad' , 'wrong' or 'not good enough' with being scared that's really to blame for these problems.

Imagine: being scared because we are not good enough... often... too often... too much.

It is this, not mental illness, that lies at the heart of most anxiety problems and disorders (including severe depression). It also lies at the heart of their cure.

And so, all that you read from 'Help-For' is based on the premise:

quotemark start Not diseases, disorders or mental illness, anxiety and depression problems involve natural survival instincts common to us all – normal self-protective thoughts, feelings and behaviours that become over-sensitive and intensified, grossly exaggerated and out of control.

They develop from experiencing too many (or too severe) stressful, negative life issues and events... ones that make us feel weak and vulnerable.

In essence, these problems come from our subconscious trying to protect us when life has made us afraid. And they start, strengthen and grow from our mind's attempts to explain and resolve the intangible fear we feel inside.
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When we can see these problems for what they really are, it's possible to cure them completely. Understanding and acceptance allows hurt to heal, removes self-doubt and starves fear of it's fuel. Understanding and accepting that our problem is totally justified, given our life experiences, offers the one, true way to fully extinguish the smoldering ball of bad feelings inside (the ones that keep the fear alive) and move beyond anxiety to become the strong, confident, unique, worthy individual that it's our birthright to be.


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– For anyone struggling with high anxiety and nervousness... Learn how to remove the fear, stop the anxiety and restore high self-esteem.

point Evolving Self Confidence: How to Become Free From Anxiety Disorders and Depression
– For those who have been too nervous/anxious for a long time and are now starting to experience such things as: uncontrollable worrying, panic attacks out of the blue, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, crippling social fears and phobias, chronic post-trauma stress, more depression – or – have/have been diagnosed with a full-blown anxiety disorder... Learn how to cure any anxiety disorder (or severe depression) completely, permanently and naturally.





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Calm Anxiety: Taking Back Control


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For high anxiety, nervousness and low self esteem.

Why am I more nervous than my friends, my family, my colleagues?
Why do I get so anxious in certain situations?
How can I stop it?

CalmAnxiety
A unique way to understand and deal with the increased anxiety that plagues so many of us today, this book answers the ultimate question: "Why am I so anxious?" and shows you how to transform this anxiety into confidence.


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Most Representative Review:

quotemarkstart This is a very helpful book for the anxious among us. It is not a CBT or ACT book. 'Calm anxiety' has a distinct approach to anxiety. In fact, the book covers it all: the fight-or-flight response, neural connections, upbringing and beliefs, gradual automation, acceptance of feelings and so forth. Dixon beautifully ties it all together.
Most books on anxiety, like the ones based on CBT and ACT, have 'techniques' as their core. 'Calm anxiety', however, goes deeper. It focuses on the way we were 'conditioned' to believe we are not good enough. Here is were the book goes further than other books. The core feeling of not being good enough is addressed. Dixon emphasizes that it is important to say to yourself that there are good reasons for you to feel the way you do. This is acceptance and stops fighting anxious feelings. Furthermore, you now know that you have been conditioned to believe that you are defective in some way. Therefore, the anxious feelings do not have the same meaning any more. You always were good. This is the central idea in the book, which is elaborated. A highly recommendable read. Concise, though all encompassing.
I have had a few therapies and read numerous books on the topic. For me, this one stands out, because it goes to the heart of the matter.
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Evolving Self Confidence:
How to Become Free From Anxiety Disorders and Depression


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For generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, panic disorder, social phobia, PTSD, severe depression and more (eg. BDD, eating disorders, personality disorders, bipolar) – no matter how severe they may be.

EvolvingSelfConfidence
Truly unique, this book reveals, for the first time, how negative life experiences and the way they make us think and feel, can combine with deep-down survival instincts to cause excessive and intangible anxiety. And how, over time, this can lead to a myriad of problems and disorders (including severe depression)... It then guides you how to use this knowledge to become free of these problems forever.


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Most Representative Review:

quotemarkstart  I have found Terry Dixon's book `Evolving Self Confidence' a real delight and beautifully pitched. I have suffered anxiety, depression and confidence issues for most of my life and have sought many different resolutions to no avail. I felt myself to be once again going down in my mental state and just through a search engine found this book on Amazon. I ordered it and with shredded nerves started to read it when it arrived. It wasn't brash or bold. It was like being held and being loved. I had an understanding of psychological issues and the physiology and functions of the brain from university. The things I read made sense and were practical but this time they were presented in such a way that it wasn't information anymore. It had become the soothing words of someone that cared; the words were instilled in my mind and my mind believed. This book can make you believe in yourself again. I have always been sceptical and things have very rarely worked for me. I had hypnotherapy that required me to tell myself parrot fashion that I was strong and would be fine to no avail. This book makes YOU believe in you, not another. I guess that why it works and why it feels real, because it is real and the answer is you. You just need to work at it with its help - you'll find no better help; Thank you Terry. quotemarkend   (More Reviews)

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For more on anxiety disorders, see also:


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Anxiety Disorders: Mental Illness or Normal?


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

Or is there a better explanation?

And a better solution?

(Please note, this book does not contain any self-help techniques. It simply shows how most anxiety disorders are the result of negative life experiences and not mental illness.)

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A small, easy-to-read book to help change self-defeating attitudes and beliefs about anxiety disorders and take the first step towards recovery. (Digital format – can be read on all devices: Kindle, eReaders, pcs, tablets and smartphones).


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