What Happens When Your Body Gets Stuck In Anxious Overdrive?
But how can you tell you might be dealing with anxiety? What are the symptoms?
The Symptoms Of Severe Anxiety.
A panic attack will typically peak in intensity in 10-15 minutes and will rarely last over 30 minutes, although they can last up to an hour. Once you’ve had a full-blown panic attack it’s not uncommon your anxiety now becomes organized around avoiding ever having another attack. Having had that feeling once, you never want it again. Your fear and anxiety then mobilize around avoiding whatever triggered the last attack, anxiety over having another attack, and high vigilance regarding any level of anxiety. Your fear of recurring panic can become a very controlling and life-limiting experience.
People may have intense anxiety attacks and never quite tip into full-blown panic and yet still have a very uncomfortable and debilitating experience.
Anxious Folk make great listeners and may fear taking up too much space in a group and hang back, not offering their opinions or insights. As a result, it’s not uncommon for Anxious Folk to be mislabeled as “aloof” or “withdrawn.” Entering new social situations can be especially challenging and sometimes feels impossible.
Symptoms Of Severe Anxiety Can Be Debilitating.
There are things you can do on your own to feel a bit better. The reality is, however, when you're experiencing severe anxiety, chances are you've been experiencing it for awhile. If you knew how to rid yourself of the experience and symptoms in a healthy safe way, you would have done it by now. Severe or even just strong symptoms of anxiety warrant the support of an experienced professional to ease and coach you through the anxiety reduction process. And it is a process.