Alertness as a symptom of anxiety

The dizzying lifestyles of modern times are partly responsible for the various symptoms of anxiety that most of us have experienced, characterized by a state of constant alert to situations that must be resolved.

The problem arises when this condition becomes uncontrollable, because it can seriously affect the health and functioning in a person's daily life.

When anxiety reaches high levels, "we are talking about an alteration of the Central Nervous System , characterized by a great concern associated with obsessive ideas and thoughts of concern and uncertainty ", explains Norma Contreras García, an academic from the National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM.

"This condition becomes pathological disorder when it stays in time (at least three months) and space and goes out of control ", according to the specialist.

In this regard, there are various physiological and emotional symptoms to which attention should be paid as they are indicative of a serious problem, including:

Stomach discomfort, in the hands, throat or jaw; muscle contractures Headaches constant, cold (even in temperate climates), and sleep disturbances (insomnia or the need to sleep a lot) because only then can he avoid what happens.

The diagnosis of anxiety disorder can be detected by a psychologist, in different cases it must be confirmed and treated by a psychiatrist, because sometimes soothing medications are required, with which care must be taken because they detonate addictions .

The first step in overcoming this disorder is to recognize that the problem exists. If you consider that you present some of these symptoms, the ideal is to pay attention to what your body tells you.

Have the sensitivity to detect what it is trying to tell you. It is time to make decisions and seek specialized attention. Remember that everything has a solution and have the courage to recognize that you will need to work to recover your peace of mind and control of your life. In the end, it will be worth it."The principle of patience is to start with oneself" . Bojorge@teleton.org.mx

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