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Owing to hectic and busy lifestyle practices, mental health issues like anxiety have become quite prevalent nowadays. Anxiety is a problem that affects 1 out of every 4 persons irrespective of their age and gender. 
Anxiety is an imagined fear without any logical basis. For instance, a person may be completely healthy but still have an anxiety of all the disease in the world. People with anxiety excessively and unnecessarily worry about money, health, work, family and other issues. This is because their mind is always projecting a negative outcome and trying to fight it both physically and mentally. 

People having anxiety are usually control freaks, trying to control negative outcomes related to various different issues. They believe that they can stop these outcomes and change their fate. They spend most of the time thinking, and rather overthinking, about these imaginary problems and how they can avoid it. The thoughts become frequent and ultimately cripple the person mentally. This is often followed by bad life decisions, regrets and guilt. Such people develop serious trust issues and tend to distance themselves from others. They avoid social gathering, going out and indulge in unhealthy practices like binge eating and sleeping for hours. 

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Signs and symptoms:
Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms include the following:
Mental symptoms:

  • Overthinking 
  • Indecisiveness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Restlessness
  • Emotional breakdown
  • Perceiving situations as negative
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Irritable behaviour
  • Nervousness 
  • Lack of confidence
  • Trust issues
  • Suicidal thoughts

Physical symptoms:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Indigestion
  • Muscle pain
  • Trembling
  • Excessive weight gain or weight loss
  • Nausea 

General anxiety symptoms can be managed with proper guidance.
Common types of general anxiety

  • Workplace anxiety- it is marked by worries related to unsatisfactory workplace performance, not be able to reach your targets on time, not being able to develop healthy a bond with co-workers and superiors and constant fear of losing your job.
  • Social anxiety- it is marked by excessive self-consciousness and fear of being judged by the way you look or speak. Often confused with shyness, the problem is quite serious. People tend to build a wall around themselves and avoid all kinds of social gatherings. 
  • Relationship anxiety-  it is marked by over-thinking, trust issues, fear of being in a serious, fear of commitment, hiding things from your partner, lack of confidence, over-possessive nature and obsessive behaviour. 
  • Study anxiety- it is marked by a constant fear of failing in exams and not being able to achieve your dreams.
  • Suicidal thoughts anxiety- it is marked by consistent suicidal ideation. The patient is constantly thinking about harming themselves and in some cases, they even hurt themselves physically. 
  • Health anxiety- commonly known as hypochondriasis, the problem is marked by a constant fear of acquiring a chronic and life-threatening disease.

Factors that trigger anxiety

Environmental factors include stressful environment at workplace, school or home, low oxygen levels (usually at high altitudes), financial problems etc.
Social factors include family issues, childhood trauma, physical and mental abuse which includes teasing, bullying, rejection and humiliation. 
How to deal with anxiety on daily basis
A regular physical regime is mandatory. If your lifestyle is very sedentary, indulge in more and more physical activities. Having a relaxed lifestyle, working out, yoga and eating healthy is very important.
Anti-anxiety medicines prescribed by psychiatrists can help you with panic attacks. You can opt for mental counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Hypnotherapy. It is very important to seek proper medical help and guidance.

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