Friday, February 18, 2011

ANXIETY a feeling of apprehension or fear. 
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A poor diet -- for example, low levels of vitamin B12 -- can also contribute to stress or anxiety. Performance anxiety is related to specific situations, like taking a test or making a presentation in public. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops after a traumatic event like war, physical or sexual assault, or a natural disaster. People with generalized anxiety disorder experience almost constant worry or anxiety about many things on more than half of all days for 6 months.  Panic disorder or panic attacks involve sudden and unexplained fear, rapid breathing, and increased heartbeat.In very rare cases, a tumor of the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma) may be the cause of anxiety. The symptoms are caused by an overproduction of hormonesresponsible for the feelings of anxiety.

Healthy ways to cope
  • Eat a well-balanced, healthy diet. Don't overeat.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Limit caffeine and alcohol.
  • Don't use nicotine, cocaine, or other recreational drugs.
  • Learn and practice relaxation techniques like guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, tai chi, or meditation. Try biofeedback, using a certified professional to get you started.
  • Take breaks from work. Make sure to balance fun activities with your responsibilities. Spend time with people you enjoy.
  • Find self-help books at your local library or bookstore. 

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