Here are a few ways to cope with anxiety.
If you are aware that you are experiencing anxiety, you can talk to a friend or a family member about it.
These will include eating a healthy diet, exercising, meditating, decluttering and maintaining regular sleep patterns.
Having a fixed routine or schedule can help manage anxiety.
A support group can provide an opportunity to share experiences and coping strategies.
Here are a few things you can do to help someone cope with anxiety.
Learning about the illness can help you recognize the signs and better understand what the other person is going through.
Often, a person who is experiencing anxiety wants someone to listen to them in a non-judgmental way. Be patient and engaged while they speak.
Show you care by telling them that you will be there for them and remind them that recovery is possible.
Activities such as exercise, meditation, reading, listening to music, or art can help a person with anxiety to cope with their condition better.
Ask how they are feeling every once in a while, and find ways to spend time together when there is an opportunity.
If you feel that they are unable to cope with their condition, urge them to seek help from a mental health professional. You could also offer to accompany them.
Anxiety is triggered by several factors including genetic and psychological considerations, past trauma, and/or by current circumstances.
Some signs of anxiety include feelings of excessive fear or worry, a sense of impending danger, restlessness, nervousness, and prolonged agitation. People with anxiety disorder could experience sleep problems, shortness of breath/rapid breathing, heart palpitations, nausea/dizziness, sweating, headache or stomach aches, and might have a problem concentrating. Click here for more information on signs and symptoms of anxiety.
Anxiety disorder can be treated through medication, counseling, and sometimes a combination of the two. Although admission to a hospital may not be required, those diagnosed with the illness may need psychotherapy and/or medication until their condition improves.
A therapist or a psychiatrist can provide the appropriate treatment and support for anxiety disorder. Click here.
Stress and anxiety are not interchangeable terms, though the physical sensations may be very similar. Stress is something one feels with regard to a situation or circumstance. Anxiety is a more serious condition and is frequently caused by one’s reaction to stress. Further, stress can be a temporary condition, while anxiety can be longer lasting.