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What do I do about anxiety issues?

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June 20, 2019 / By Deborah
Question: I'm 15. I've been doing all my schooling through online classes for the past two years. I used to be on the honor roll, and I never had trouble with anything school-wise. This past year or so I've really had a difficult time concentrating and getting things done. When I have a deadline and I sit down to do my work, I usually can't bring myself to do it on the first try if at all. It's not like I'm goofing off or anything. I try to force myself to do it, because there's no reason why I shouldn't. But instead, I instantly get really upset about it. I get sick at my stomach, feel really overwhelmed, and get really bummed. I've always had anxiety problems, but now it seems to be getting out of control. I live with my grandma, and I've tried to talk to her about it, but she's always been too self involved to care. When I bring it up, she makes it seem like I'm faking it or just making excuses. But seriously, she couldn't be more wrong. I know that education is my ticket out of here, so me not being able to do my school work has been really hard on me, because I know it's holding me back. I've also tried to bring it up to my school counselor, but I always wuss out for some reason. I would really appreciate any advice. I have no idea what to do. Thanks in advance.
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Britta Britta | 2 days ago
Anxiety is nothing more than a feeling of apprehension and uncertainty. Believe it or not some anxiety is normal and healthy. Chronic, and continuous worry, however, is not. Everyone experiences some anxiety even on a daily basis but people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) experience constant anxiety which often has no apparent cause. GAD may be mild and manageable, but, for some people, it is debilitating. It can also cause and/or aggravate additional health problems, both physical and psychological. People with GAD often worry about the same problems everyone worries about - money, health, families, jobs, etc. The problem is, people with GAD worry excessively and constantly. People without GAD have the ability to put normal worries on hold and focus on daily activity. People with GAD are often distracted by their worries and find it difficult to think about anything else. Many people with GAD also feel constant anxiety with no apparent cause. They wake up feeling anxious and can never pinpoint a direct cause. The anxiety never seems to disappear throughout the day. "Unfortunately, most people with GAD assume that they are just a 'nervous person' and that nothing can be done. They do not usually seek treatment unless their anxiety is complicated by depression, panic attacks or alcoholism. With appropriate treatment, however, GAD sufferers can feel less anxious and function better." -- Deborah Cowley, MD, in Psychopharmacology The cause of GAD has yet to be determined, and there is probably more than one possible cause. GAD appears to run in families, so there is probably a genetic factor. A major traumatic or stressful event may sometimes trigger GAD. Another theory is that the person with GAD has internal conflicts which have yet to be resolved. GAD may begin in childhood or later in life. Most likely, GAD has both physiological and psychological components. Generalized anxiety disorder is a relatively common anxiety problem, affecting 3-4% of the population, that turns daily life into a state of worry, anxiety, and fear. Excessive thinking and dwelling on the "what ifs" characterizes this anxiety disorder. As a result, the person feels there’s no way out of the vicious cycle of anxiety and worry, and then becomes depressed about life and the state of anxiety they find themselves in. Generalized anxiety usually does not cause people to avoid situations, and there isn’t an element of a "panic attack" involved in the prognosis, either. It’s the thinking, thinking, thinking, dwelling, dwelling, ruminating, ruminating, and inability to shut the mind off that so incapacitates the person. At other times, thoughts seem almost non-existent because the anxious feelings are so dominant. Feelings of worry, dread, lack of energy, and a loss of interest in life are common. Many times there is no "trigger" or "cause" for these feelings and the person realizes these feelings are irrational. Nevertheless, the feelings are very real. At this point, there is no "energy" or "zest" in life and no desire to want to do much. This emotional fear and worry can be quite strong. If a loved one is ten minutes late, the person with generalized anxiety fears the very worst -- something’s dreadfully wrong (after all, they’re ten minutes late!), there’s been an accident, the paramedics are taking the person to the hospital and his injuries are just too critical to resuscitate him....."Oh, my God!.....WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?" Feelings of fear and anxiety rush in from these thoughts, and the vicious cycle of anxiety and depression runs wild. Some people with generalized anxiety have fluctuations in mood from hour to hour, whereas others have "good days" and "bad days". Others do better in the morning, and others find it easier at the end of the day. These anxiety feelings and moods feed on themselves, leading the person to continue in the pattern of worry and anxiety -- unless something powerful breaks it up. Physical manifestations of generalized anxiety may include headaches, trembling, twitching, irritability, frustration, and inability to concentrate. Sleep disturbances may also occur. Elements of social phobia and/or panic may sometimes be present, such as high levels of self-consciousness in some situations, and fear of not being able to escape from enclosed spaces. It is also common, but not universal, for people with generalized anxiety to experience other problems, such as a quickness to startle from it, a lack of ability to fully relax, and the propensity to be in a state of constant motion. It is difficult for some people with generalized anxiety to settle down enough to have a quiet, reflective time where they can calm down, relax, and feel some peace and tranquility. Strategies to peacefully calm down and relax are one part in overcoming this problem. Normal life stresses aggravate generalized anxiety. The person who typically performs well at work and receives a sense of accomplishment from it, all of a sudden finds that work has become drudgery. If work is perceived as a negative environment, and the person no longer feels fulfilled, then considerable worry takes place over these situations. As a result, the anticipatory anxiety about going to work can become quite strong. Symptoms GAD may cause many unpleasant symptoms: Headaches Trembling, twitching Lightheadedness Difficulty concentrating Nausea Difficulty breathing Sweating, hot flashes Change in appetite Frequent need to use bathroom Startled easily Lump in throat, difficulty swallowing Sleeplessness Restlessness Muscle tension Fatigue Treatment A person with excessive anxiety should seek treatment by first having a medical examination. An exam will rule out other possible causes of anxiety. Once good physical health is confirmed, the person should obtain a diagnosis from a psychiatrist or psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders. Chronic anxiety may be a symptoms of other anxiety disorders besides GAD, so these should be ruled out before treatment begins. There might also be other psychological problems present, such as depression, and the treating mental health professional should be aware of all problems. Treatment generally includes medication, therapy or a combination. No one treatment method or medication works best for everyone, so patient and doctor (and/or therapist) should seek to find the best treatment for the individual. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for many people with anxiety disorders. With CBT, the person with GAD will learn relaxation and coping skills. Psychodynamic or "talk" therapy may also be effective in helping the person resolve and/or cope with various issues and conflicts. Effective medications include antidepressants, benzodiazepines and Buspar. Self-help methods and support groups may also be helpful in addition to professional treatment. Generalized anxiety has been shown to respond best to cognitive-behavioral therapy, an active therapy that involves more than just talking to a therapist. In CBT, the person gradually learns to see situations and problems in a different perspective and learns the methods and techniques to use to alleviate and reduce anxiety. Sometimes medication is a helpful adjunct to therapy, but for many people it is not necessary. Research indicates that generalized anxiety is fully treatable and can be successfully overcome over the course of about three to four months if the person is motivated and works toward recovery. Generalized anxiety must be chipped away from all sides and that is what CBT is designed to do. No one has to live with generalized anxiety disorder......treatment for GAD has been shown to be both effective and successful. Please seek a therapist who understands anxiety and the anxiety disorders. Remember, that just because a person has a degree behind their name, does not mean they understand and can treat an anxiety disorder. Feel free to ask questions of any professional and make sure your therapist understands and knows how to treat generalized anxiety. It is usually a good idea to see a specialist in this area (they don’t charge more), but they do have a practice that is geared toward the anxiety disorders.
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Britta Originally Answered: Gay + anxiety issues, please help?
You could see a doctor for the anxiety.. As for the gay+anxiety problem.. Be comfortable with yourself.. Love who you are even if you are gay.. There are guys out there who are gay.. If you open up maybe you will find one and be happy.. Don't let it get to you.. If you aren't comfortable with yourself than no one else can really be with you either.. Learn to love who you are.. The WHOLE you.. Don't let others get you down.. Pretty much just get comfortable in your own body and maybe your anxiety will subside a little.. If not see a doctor.. Love yourself and don't let anyone else tell you aren't good enough.. It's your life and you choose how to be how you want too.. Live your life to the fullest exactly how you are.. You will be happier that way.. Good luck!!

Alis Alis
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Ulric Ulric
I have read some litterature about panic attacks. But they allways seem to have a more scientific approach and that is nothing I need in my struggle to survive those horrible panic attacks. This is a "hand on" and very practical book. I felt it was written to me. I am sure that you are going to feel the same. Joe Barry writes exactly how I think. The examples are perfectly described. And the method is genius. I recommend this book and thanks Joe Barry for writing it. It changes your life
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Rio Rio
Do you have a school councelor i was home schooled so i didn't form 9th grade until graduation.I started getting anxiety panic attacks when I was 14 now i am 18 and they are pretty bad and they have cause ocd and i have ptsd.
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Mesech Mesech
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Mesech Originally Answered: I have been dealing with Anxiety issues since the age of 13.?
Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives. Anxiety may be chronic or be caused by a difficult situation. For example, after dealing with a major illness, you may experience anxiety. Most people may think once a physical recovery is made, your problems are over. However, anxiety may still be present. There are steps to take to deal with anxiety and feel well both physically and emotionally. 1 Acknowledge how you're feeling. After recovery from an illness, for example, you may feel you should be grateful for your health. It may be hard to admit you are feeling anxious or stressed. Keep in mind it's normal to have anxiety and admitting it is the first step in dealing with it. 2 Think about your fears. Ask yourself what you are anxious about. For example, you may be fearful your illness will return or you are reliving traumatizing medical procedures. An illness may have made you think about dying for the first time. Narrowing down what is causing the anxiety will help you address each issue and work through it. 3 Learn the facts about anxiety. Some level of anxiety after an illness may be caused by a fear of a relapse. Speak with your doctor about early warning signs. Learn what screenings and tests you can have to catch a problem early. An illness may cause you to feel helpless. Take charge of your health and be proactive. It can help you feel in control and lessen anxiety. 4 Get back into life. If you took time off from work, consider returning to your job if medically able. Participate in hobbies you enjoyed. If your illness inspired you to work for a cure or become an activist get involved. The more time you spend living your life and participating in activities the less time you may have to dwell on problems. 5 Consider writing down your thought and feelings everyday. Sometimes getting your feelings out and expressing yourself helps reduce stress. It may help you to work through your fears.

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