Everyone has anxiety. It is a normal brain/body reaction to frightening thoughts, conditions and emotional or physical threats. Anxiety can also be due to physical illness or nutritional deficiency. We do need some anxiety to keep us safe and alive, however, sometimes our anxiety becomes overwhelming, disrupting our lives by causing us to avoid people and places and sometimes also leads to panic attacks.
What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety?
- Excessive worry and tension
- brain-fog and headaches
- Restlessness or a feeling of being on edge
- Muscle tension
- Stomach problems such as indigestion, IBS.
- Difficulty concentrating
- Carbohydrate craving and sometimes nausea
- The need to go to the bathroom frequently
- Sleeping difficulties
- Being easily startled
- Panic attacks
- Feelings of being overwhelmed
Anxiety responds well to talking therapies such as ACT and the use of clinical vitamins (see nutritional therapy for more info).
ACT therapy teaches you how to manage your own mind, it often feels better short term to avoid what we fear, but this teaches our brain to look our for more threats. ACT helps us learn to embrace our fears and tame our fear center using the latest in Neuropsychology research.