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    Jessica Crow

    These are some of the more common mental and physical symptoms of anxiety:

    -feelings of danger, panic, or dread
    -nervousness or restlessness
    -rapid heart rate
    -trembling or chills
    -tiredness or weakness
    -gastrointestinal problems
    -difficulty focusing

    It’s also possible to experience an anxiety and panic attack simultaneously. The quick coping strategies mentioned above may also help with a panic attack.

    Other mindful strategies to cope with panic attacks include focusing on an object, repeating a mantra, closing your eyes, and going to your happy place.

    Symptoms of a Panic Attack
    -fear of dying
    -feeling like you’re losing control
    -a sense of detachment
    -heart palpitations
    -shortness of breath
    -chest pains or tightness
    -feeling lightheaded or dizzy
    -numbness or tingling in your extremities
    -feeling hot or cold

    What Causes Anxiety?
    If you notice that quick tips haven’t been working, you may want to consider seeing a professional for help. Especially if you believe you have GAD and its interfering with routine activities and causing physical symptoms.

    A mental health professional can help with streamlining the process of identifying your triggers, maintaining long-term strategies through behavioral therapy, medications, and more.

    For example, if your anxiety stems from a trauma you experienced in your past, it can be helpful to work through that with a licensed therapist. On the other hand, if you’re brain chemistry predisposes you to chronic anxiety, you may need to go on medication to manage it.

    Anxiety may always be a part of your life, but it shouldn’t overtake your day-to-day. Even the most extreme anxiety disorders can be treated so that the symptoms aren’t overwhelming.

    Once you find what treatment works best for you, life should be a lot more enjoyable and a lot less daunting.

    Jessica Crow

    Hello All,
    This is a great video to help with anxiety.

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