Anxiety Disorders

by Garrett Sprenger

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a disorder that affects the nerve system. It arises when a person runs into a personal problem and it will then trigger the fight or flight response. The fight or flight response is reaction that occurs when someone encounters/ foreshadows a situation that could be harmful in anyway and or lead to some type of embarrassment

How does anxiety affect people?

There are many signs and symptoms to anxiety. Some are problems sleeping, sweaty palms, nauseousness, feeling of fear, inability to stay calm, headache, dry mouth, butterflies, sweating, stuttering, fainting, shortness of breath, pounding heart, fatigue, and even puking.

Who does anxiety affect?

Anxiety can affect people of all ages, and can affect both male and or female. Kids will often cope with anxiety at the fear of embarrassment or not feeling comfortable. With adults or kids it can be the same or even worse. Some people can suffer from anxiety attacks and even faint. For the most part all people of all ages can suffer from anxiety.
Your Brain on Stress and Anxiety

How does this condition arise?

Anxiety is triggered when a human experiences some form of stress in their life. Common anxiety is the anxiety before a speech, presentation, being worried about something, getting pulled over, etc… This disorder is not a disorder carried through genetics but is something that a human will run into, in the process of their life.

How is this disorder diagnosed?

Anxiety is typically diagnosed by a doctor evaluating the patient physically and verbally. There are no scientific tests for anxiety but the doctor will see if the symptoms are matched with any other disorders or illnesses and be able to positively diagnose a anxiety disorder.

How can this disorder be treated?

There are very few ways to cope with anxiety. Some can go as far as using certain medication that basicly just slows down the central nerve system. The few non medication ways there are usually can help a person with anxiety. The base of curing anxiety is to remain calm and think positive. The main ways to deal with it is Become an expert, get enough sleep nourishment and exercise, think positive, connect with nature and connect with others.
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Will this disorder affect a persons life expectancy?

Anxiety will typically not affect the life expectancy of a human. But some people who suffer from high anxiety can suffer from heart problems affected by anxiety. It is affected when the anxiety rises or decreases the heart rate and can cause a sudden shock or even a heart attack.

Why I chose this disorder.

The reason I chose this topic was because many kids in school will suffer from basic anxiety and I felt that it would inform kids about the basic effects and treatment methods.

Works Cited

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