Anxiety Disorder – Ibtimes Topics

As child psychiatrist Allison Baker explained, we all feel uneasy when facing uncertainty . However, those who suffer from anxiety disorders experience fear on a deeper level. We all experience anxiety in some capacity, Baker previously told HuffPost Healthy Living . It helps us prepare for speaking in public and it motivates us to practice or rehearse; everyone can relate to what that experience is like. An anxiety disorder is when those run-of-the-mill butterflies become a chronic daily experience. In order to help a sufferer cope with whats terrifying them, many people help someone with anxiety avoid specific triggers. However, Farchione warns that this empathy can also reinforce fearful habits. Its a tricky situation — you want to be validated, but that can lead family and friends to get into pattern of accommodation which could be a bad thing, he says. Loved ones can become sensitive to the sufferers fears, such as making sure their home is overly devoid of germs or avoiding fearful situations in order to not cause distress.
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After surgery to remove a mass from her breast, Springvloed says her anxiety worsened and she suffered a panic attack while at lunch on Feb. 22, 2013. During the attack, Springvloed says she texted her supervisor, Alison Zangrillo: Im not coming back. Im physically shaking and suffering inside. I cant do this anymore. By the end of the day, Springvloed was fired and told her termination was due to absences and needing to leave early and come in late, the lawsuit states. Springvloed claims she recovered from her panic attack the next morning and emailed her bosses that she wanted to come back to work. Instead of responding to her emails, the company returned her personal belongings, according to Springvloed.
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