Call Joe to Book Your Appointment Today: 0412 277 488

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Counsellor,
Life Coach and Meditation

Anxiety Anxiety Anxiety

While everyone experiences brief episodes of intense anxiety from time to time, and a great many people experience one or two anxiety attacks over the course of their lifetime, anxiety attack disorder occurs when these attacks become frequent or persistent, begin interfering with or restricting normal lifestyle, or when the individual becomes afraid of them. Once established, anxiety attack disorder can be very debilitating.

Anxiety attack disorder generally starts with one unexplained attack that causes the individual to become concerned. As other attacks occur, fear of having anxiety attacks, what they mean, what the associated symptoms mean, and where the attacks and symptoms may lead, increases. This escalation of fear is often the catalyst that brings on the attacks, causing the individual to be seemingly caught in a cycle of fear then panic, then more fear, then more panic, and so on.

An anxiety attack can be described as a sudden attack of fear, terror, or feelings of impending doom that strike without warning and for no apparent reason. This strong sensation or feeling can also be accompanied by a number of other symptoms, including pounding heart, rapid heart rate, sweating, lightheadedness, nausea, hot or cold flashes, chest pain, hands and feet may feel numb, tingly skin sensations, burning skin sensations, irrational thoughts, fear of losing control, and a number of other symptoms. (While other symptoms often do accompany anxiety attacks, they don’t necessarily have to.)

An anxiety attack can last anywhere between a few moments to 30 or more minutes. It’s also common for subsequent attacks to follow, causing the overall anxiety attack experience to last much longer as one episode is followed by another episode. Even though the attack episode eventually ends, it’s common for the symptoms and after effects of an attack to linger for hours or even days, depending upon the severity of the attack.

The highest incidence of the onset of anxiety attack disorder occurs in the 17 to 25 years of age range. But people from all age groups can experience anxiety attacks. Many people remember having them as children (anxiety attacks that occur in childhood are often misunderstood as feeling “sick” or the onset of the flu).

Anxiety attack disorder is reportedly more likely to develop in women than in men, however, the statistics may be misleading because men are more reluctant to seek professional help.

Anxiety attack disorder is often misunderstood. Many sources claim that anxiety attack disorder is genetically or biologically caused, or both, because it commonly occurs in families. But research has yet to find any medical or scientific evidence to support these claims.

Based on our personal and professional experiences with anxiety and anxiety disorders, we know that the factors that cause anxiety disorders are learned, and therefore are behavioral and NOT genetically inherited or biologically caused.

Yes, anxiety disorders DO have a biological component, but the biological component is a RESULT of our behaviors and NOT the initial CAUSE of them.

And yes, it is common for anxiety disorders to run in families, but it’s because of environmental factors, NOT genetic factors.

Anyone who has experienced anxiety attack disorder will tell you that anxiety attacks can be frightening and severely debilitating. But anxiety attack disorder IS fully reversible, and anyone can do it with the right information, help, and support.

Anxiety attack disorder is best treated early. Conditions allowed to persist often become more complicated, and consequently, lengthier to treat.

Nonetheless, anxiety attack disorder at ANY stage is fully resolvable. When the right information, help, and support are combined with effort and application, anyone can do it.

Hypnotherapy really helps with dealing with this issue. Contact me on 0412 277 488 to get some help.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.