By A Healthier Michigan June 22, 2014 Life is stressful and everyone worries from time to time. How could you not! You care about your work, family, friends and more, and certain situations or fears might keep you up at night. However, in some people, these seemingly natural concerns might actually be a serious issue for your health and well-being. Thats why its so important to know: When does everyday stress turn into anxiety that needs to be addressed? The answer is: When it becomes something called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). GAD is characterized by persistent, excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday things. It affects 6.8 million adults, and women are twice as likely as men to have it.
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Under Pressure: What Is a Panic Attack?
Some people refuse to leave their houses or to put themselves in situations that remind them of their previous attacks. Agoraphobia (a fear of being outside of known and safe surroundings) or other mental problems may follow. Fortunately, panic disorder is one of the most treatable of the anxiety disorders. Psychotherapy (sometimes called talk therapy), cognitive, or biofeedback therapy can all help alter a person’s response to stimuli. Medications , such as antidepressants and beta-blockers, are another option. And certain lifestyle changes, such as limiting caffeine and sticking to a daily exercise plan , can decrease symptoms as well.
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