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Anxiety: How it Can Affect You and Your Family's Life?




Man suffering from anxiety huddled against a wall

Anxiety is an incessant alarm; it can be rational in most cases, but the irrational feeling of always waiting for a crisis to occur with zero logical reasons is what can be alarming. Imagine for a second how it feels to wait for an important test result, nerve-racking right? Now, imagine feeling like that for absolutely no apparent reason while sitting on your couch on your day-off. 

Delve deep into your subconscious, and you may find a reason, but unfortunately most of the times the trigger is not obvious. A primal and instinctive response that can cripple your train of thoughts and general well-being. Anxiety can have adverse effects on the sufferer and those around them, how? Let us walk you through it.

What Is Anxiety?

The consensus to define anxiety disorder backed by the American Psychological Association is “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure." Causes of anxiety can be split into two main types: normal feelings of anxiousness and anxiety disorders. Knowing the difference between the two can lead to identifying the cause that could channel enough distress to demand medical attention, anxiety disorders.
How Anxiety Affects Those Around You
Dealing with an anxiety disorder can be exhausting, not just for the sufferer but the sufferer’s family as well. As explained, a lot of anxiety symptoms can trouble one’s interpersonal relationships, as it gets hard carrying a functioning interaction with others. People with social anxiety, for example, have a constant fear of public embarrassments that can lead them to completely abandon any human contact or public situations. 
Some people who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) can be overly dependent. They deal with their anxiety by depending on their family and loved ones completely. They find in the closeness a solace; always seeking assurance, love, and support which is great but depending entirely on that alone can put huge pressure on the relationship. 
Overly dependent anxiety sufferers sometimes get paranoid and suspicious of their loved one’s feelings or intentions, leading to a distressed relationship with anyone close to them. 

Others deal with GAD by being avoidant, nearly detached, fearing any real connection or closeness. They isolate themselves by putting walls between them and anyone dear to them; never opening up or showing any emotions. This might lead to being viewed as cold, distant or even emotionally unavailable by family and friends.
Treating The Issue

Seeking the medical help and attention needed is important. Some self-treatments methods can work as well as exercising, meditation and practicing relaxation techniques, getting enough sleep. Sometimes, taking supplements can go a long way as well in helping with your anxiety symptoms. 

Supplements like Mimosa pudica, which you can find here, were found to have some anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, and memory enhancing effects, along with the known benefits of helping with headaches, migraines, dysentery, fever, piles, and insomnia. Plus, with the right mindset, information, patience, and love, anxiety doesn’t have to be as destructive as it seems.
Don’t Be Crippled By Anxiety
Suffering from anxiety is emotionally, psychologically, and physically exhausting as it affects many systems, organs, and glands in the body, including the nervous system. While the constant stress caused by anxiety disorders can kill, watching a loved one go through this can be even more stressful and aggravating. That’s why it’s important to open up and talk about it, whether with a professional or with other people who go through this.

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