Hello! Benziler here and welcome back to Benziler’s Life Blog! We are back with another blog!
Heads up info|| Maybe a trigger warning for any of you?
Topics being covered:
- Anxiety disorders (definitions and such)
- My first anxiety attack and how I over came it
- Anxiety hotline.
“A feeling of of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome” and “A nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks” are 2 out of many definitions for anxiety.
This phot shows the ones I listed and one more that I didn’t list. But there is
millions billions more definitions from different people.
Anxiety overrides the brain, making is worried, nervous, etc 100% more then we most likely already are or even if we aren’t either.
You can be calm, happy, and laughing with your friends one second, then the next you are worried, nervous and/or embarrassed about anything. Either if how they think your laugh sounds, how your face looks when you laugh, how your voice is–is it squeaky or not.
Anxiety has many forms. Many many forms.
There are 5 major anxiety disorders, which will be explained in the next topic.
Medical News Today states in their article about anxiety (it’s definition and such), “These disorders alter how a person processes emotions and behave, also causing psychical symptoms.” It explains about mild anxiety and severe anxiety more in to it too, which again will be in the next topic.
Did you know that Anxiety [disorders] affect 40 million people in the United States. It is the most common group of mental illnesses in the country! :(.
Moreover(?), 36.9 percent of people w/ it will/have receive(ed) treatment for it. [possibly therapy and more?]
Anxiety disorders (definition and more).
Medical News Today, mentioned and explained mild and severe anxiety.
Mild anxiety|| [mild anxiety] might be vague and unsettling.
Severe anxiety|| [while severe anxiety] may seriously affect day-to-day living.
Health & Human Services (HHS) wrote an article on “What are the five major types of anxiety disorders?“.
So, the 5 major anxiety disorders are:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder||GAD is an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it.
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)|| OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as hand washing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called “rituals,” however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety.
- Panic disorder|| An anxiety disorder and is characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)|| PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat.
- Social anxiety disorder (or Social phobia)||An anxiety disorder characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations. Social phobia can be limited to only one type of situation – such as a fear of speaking in formal or informal situations, or eating or drinking in front of others – or, in its most severe form, may be so broad that a person experiences symptoms almost anytime they are around other people.
Some people don’t take these anxiety disorders seriously because they don’t know about it, how to act, think your an attention seeker–when your not, they don’t believe in it, etc.
Please do not listen to them. Seek treatment. Take things easy. Don’t feed the haters.
Don’t feed the trolls; nothing fuels them so much.
Have you ever heard of the story a grandfather told his grandson?
Well it goes like this: A old, native (Cherokee) man is teaching his son about life (this is legit one of the best examples of life!). He says, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside of us all.”
“One is evil,” he explained, “it is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego.”
“The other one is good,” He said, “It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.”
The boy thought about it and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”
The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed“.
[The battle of 2 wolves inside of us all].
Before I knew I had anxiety, I have always (and still do) had intense chest pains. It would start at my chest and spread all the way down to my ribs (my ribs are sensitive) and then I’d get the pains in my back from my shoulder blades all the way over my back.
Also, I got super nervous, and worried and such. So, when my doctor verified me as “You have anxiety” he didn’t tell me which exact anxiety disorder.
But I do get OCD on certain things when my anxiety gets bad. I also get random panic attacks when my best friend gets panic attacks.
The first time I had an anxiety attack was when ADW(aurora) wasn’t doing something that my grandpa asked hours ago. My grandpa came into our game room (as he lived with us) where ADW was, he was standing at the door with the barn door that my dad made. I was in the kitchen but I was behind him and listening.
He yelled at her and, (we were young at the time, 5th or 6th graders) ADW started to cry. Once I saw her cry and I heard him yell, something unknown clicked in my brain–I didn’t know at the time but I was having an anxiety attack. As it was my first time I didn’t know what to do or how to handle it. I remember a burning sensation in my chest, it was sharp and unbearable. My heartbeat was racing, ready to pop out of my chest any minute. Tears are also streaming down my face.
As I said, it was my first anxiety attack encounter and I didn’t know what to do. As I’m crying, through tears I semi-yell “Don’t yell at my sister!” I repeated that.
I was struggling, the burning sensation burning sharper each second and my heartbeat still racing fast. I tried to think of something that would calm me. Cat. Cat. Where’s my cat? Were my exact thoughts. PJW(my little brother), came in and he asked if I was ok. I just looked at him and asked where Princess was. He said down in his room. I rush down there and I hug my cat.
It took a few minutes and my brother had called my mom on his iPad and she said to give me ibuprofen and water and my cat(which the cat was already helping a bit). After trying to calm down as I hug and pet my cat and let the ibuprofen kick in, it was about 20-30ish minutes and I calmed down.
I’d suggest getting medical help before calling, texting, or emailing the Anxiety hotline.
Also, seek a therapist/counselor If you don’t want to take certain meds a doc may give you. Yes, doctors do suggest a therapist and/or counselor. But from what I know, it’s meds mostly.
Anxiety hotline website?(If want).
Text~USA|| text CONNECT to 741741.
• from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis (not just anxiety).
Text~Canada|| text 686868 in Canada.
Call|| (800) 273-8255
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