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Mental Health: Anxiety and CBD

It’s common to have uneasiness every now and then. Many people fret about things like their health,  their finances, or their family issues. However, anxiety disorders go beyond momentary apprehension or fear. For those who suffer from an anxiety disorder, the anxiety persists and may even worsen over time. The symptoms might affect daily tasks like work performance, academic progress, and interpersonal connections.

Generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and various phobia-related disorders are a few of the several types of anxiety disorders.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

A continuous sense of dread or anxiety that interferes with daily life is typically a symptom of GAD). It differs from occasionally worrying over things or feeling anxious as a result of demanding life situations. People who have GAD frequently endure anxiety for months or even years at a time.

The following is a list of signs and symptoms of GAD:

  • Feeling jittery, riled up, or tense
  • being quickly tired and finding it difficult to concentrate
  • becoming irritated
  • having pains such as headaches, muscular aches, stomach aches, or other inexplicable aches
  • having trouble restraining worries
  • sleep issues, such as trouble falling or staying asleep

Panic Disorder

Another type of anxiety disorder is called panic disorder. Panic disorder is characterized by a feeling that there is imminent danger when in reality this is not the case. Panic attacks come on suddenly workout any warning. You may feel as if you are losing control. A person that suffers from panic disorder can have a panic attack at any time. They may avoid places where they have had a previous panic attack. Some people live in constant fear of having another panic attack so they do not leave their own houses.

Some of the symptoms associated with panic attacks are:

  • Fast heartbeat
  • Chest or stomach pain
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Weakness or dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Feeling hot or a cold chill
  • Tingly or numb hands

Panic disorder usually starts in young adulthood and affects more women than men. A traumatic event or period of stress may be the start of panic disorder. Sometimes it starts when a person is under a lot of stress. Medications and therapy usually will help a person learn to change their responses to stress.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety is a condition where people are extremely uncomfortable in social settings. They avoid crowds and situations where there will be a lot of people. They feel that people are watching them too closely or judging their behavior. They do not want to talk to people or meet new people.

Social anxiety is different from being shy. Shyness is temporary and people can overcome shyness. Social anxiety is disruptive to the life of the person that suffers from it. People with social anxiety have trouble going to school and work and can’t develop close relationships with other people

Symptoms of this disorder may start around the age of 13 and approximately 15 million American adults suffer from social anxiety.

Some common symptoms of social anxiety disorder are:

  • blushing
  • nausea
  • excessive sweating
  • trembling or shaking
  • difficulty speaking
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • rapid heart rate
  • worrying about social situations several days or weeks in advance
  • avoiding being the center of attention
  • worrying that other people notice you are anxious
  • drinking alcohol or using drugs before being in a social setting

It is normal to sometimes feel anxious. However, when you have social phobia, you have a constant fear of being judged by others or humiliated in front of them. You may avoid all social situations, including asking questions in public, going to job interviews, shopping, using a public bathroom, or eating in public.

Treatment for social, anxiety disorder is a combination of medications and therapy.