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Ways To Relieve Anxiety Symptoms

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Summary:
Our society today can often be very overwhelming and it is important to
make your anxiety is in check as well as any other issues that you may
have going on at the time. Anxiety is felt by everyone at some time in
their life, like when giving a speech or going on a job interview. For
people with severe anxiety, it is much worse and is felt on a constant
basis. People with anxiety issues often experience some or all of the
following symptoms: extreme fear, abnormal phobias, he...


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anxiety


Article Body:
Our society today can often be very overwhelming and it is important to
make your anxiety is in check as well as any other issues that you may
have going on at the time. Anxiety is felt by everyone at some time in
their life, like when giving a speech or going on a job interview. For
people with severe anxiety, it is much worse and is felt on a constant
basis. People with anxiety issues often experience some or all of the
following symptoms: extreme fear, abnormal phobias, heart palpitations,
panic attacks, shyness and obsessive behaviors. Therapy, medication, and
relaxation exercises can all provide relief of anxiety symptoms and when
used together the results are even better.

Therapy is usually the first step used in relieving anxiety issues. A
therapist can help you to discover the underlying causes of your anxiety
and can suggest the best ways to help you get through it. Some techniques
that are used to help relieve a person’s anxiety often include cognitive
or behavioral therapy. Cognitive therapy is when you are taught to use
different ways of thinking when you are in a situation that may cause
anxiety. By reprogramming your thought processes you can decrease your
anxiety at the time, by telling yourself more positive things when
anxiety is felt. Behavioral therapy is when you are constantly confronted
with the anxiety filled situation until your start to feel more
comfortable. Taken in baby steps the therapist will talk you through the
process as they slowly get you to come to terms with the situations that
cause you anxiety, and it goes away.

Medications are also very commonly used to decrease a person’s anxiety.
Under the supervision of your therapist a medica tion may be prescribed
that can help elevate anxiety temporarily. Some of the medications
include: SSRI’s like Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, or Luvox,
MOAIs like Parnate or Nordil, and TCAs like Tofranil, Adapin, Vivactil,
Anafranil, Surmotil, Elavil, Sinequan, Endep, Norpramin or Ludiomil. If
you do choose to use medication to treat your anxiety, it is best to do
so under the strict supervision of your physician because many of these
medications have side effects and all have to be prescribed.

Relaxation exercises can also help to elevate anxiety. Panic attacks
caused by heightened anxiety can be calmed by deep breathing exercises.
Mediation has been known to relieve anxiety symptoms before a situation
that might trigger it, by having a relaxing effect on the person. Yoga
and other exercise programs have also been shown to relieve anxiety
somewhat. Since the endorphins released during the exercise can have a
calming effect on the person, anxiety is often reduced.

Many people suffer every day from anxiety problems or panic attacks that
can stop them from leading a normal life. If you feel that you have a
problem with anxiety or panic attacks therapy, medication, or relaxation
exercises can prove to be very effective in treating your problem. The
symptoms of anxiety can constantly rule a person’s life and if they
become serious it is very important to seek out professional help for
your mental health.