The Relationship Between Stress And Panic Attacks?
Hi Annisa. Stress is a condition that everyone can experience in their life. Actually there are so many classifications of stress, ranging from physical stress, nutritional stress, toxic stress, and others, but what you might ask is mental stress. This is the most common form of stress, and when someone says he is stressed, he usually means mental/psychological stress.
Mental/psychological stress occurs when we face problems or problems. Some stress lasts a short time and is needed to provide experience and ability to become a better person. Others occur for too long, or at an intensity that is too severe that they begin to interfere with daily life. When a person is under stress, they can experience a variety of different feelings, including anxiety, anger and sadness.
Anxiety caused by stress is categorized as normal or abnormal anxiety. An example of normal anxiety is when you are worried about exams, a child who is worried about the condition of his parents who are sick, worried about the future and the like. Anxiety, both normal and not, can give the following symptoms:
Heart palpitations Difficulty breathing Cold hands, feet or skin Excessive sweating Nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping Dry mouth Dizziness, tiredness and the urge to go to the bathroom repeatedly Easily irritable, muscles tighten and feel tight Difficulty concentrating While feeling anxious abnormal/abnormal, can be included in the category of anxiety disorders. Among the conditions called anxiety disorders are as follows:
Phobia. Phobias are a fear of certain things that basically don't give fear to other people. For example, fear of heights, fear of blood, fear of narrow places, fear of meeting crowds and so on. Generalized anxiety disorder. In people with this condition, usually a person responds very exaggeratedly to everyday things which in general can cause anxiety. For example, a mother who is very worried that something will happen to her child who is late at home half a minute past the usual time. Panic attacks. Panic attacks come so quickly, usually characterized by dizziness, shaking, nausea, difficulty breathing, and intense fear. Usually people with panic attacks or panic attacks don't know a clear reason why they feel afraid, unlike a phobia or generalized anxiety disorder, and mistakenly think they are having a heart attack. Post traumatic stress disorder. This is common for people who witness or experience catastrophic events or extraordinary disasters. Usually anything that can be related to the incident will make the person feel panicked, even carried away by dreams. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. This condition occurs when a person has a mind focused on doing something, and will feel bad if he ignores it. Such as repeatedly checking whether the car or house door has been locked, repeatedly washing hands because they feel they are not clean, repeatedly checking whether the stove has been turned off, and usually sufferers also feel uncomfortable with their situation, in contrast to Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder which feels normal.
Our advice is for you to review yourself. Regarding what you are really afraid of, what do you really think about what you are afraid of, and what past events might be the basis for you being so afraid of him now. Some of the ways to relieve anxiety are:
Set breathing patterns. Breathe in through the nose and exhale slowly through the mouth. Share. Share how you feel with people you trust. Apart from telling stories, sharing can also be done by doing assignments together, studying together, or facing something with people you love. Self reflection. Some people are very good at advising others. This time try to reflect on yourself and pretend that you are someone else and try to advise yourself. That way you will be advised by someone who understands you best, namely yourself. Rest. Refreshing and getting out of your routine can bring you back to remembering that there are so many things around you to be grateful for and enjoy, regardless of what causes your stress. Rest, either by sleeping, taking a walk, or eating the food you like can give you back the energy that is lost when you are stressed.
The following is our explanation of stress, if you want to read more complete information, please read our article on Managing Stress. If you still feel uncomfortable about your condition, our advice is for you to visit a psychiatrist, so that you get more serious treatment if you really need it.
That's all, hopefully useful.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa