Analyzing the difference between normal worrying and anxiety could be well defined only by an expert psychiatrist who understands an invisible separating line between a state of worry and a stage of anxiety.
Worry a constant and natural Phenomenon in humans
In healthy individuals who take lifestyle and work as a challenge define worries as helpful in many situations as psychologically it helps individual to stay alert and gives them the get up and guts to deal with the problems and when we view it from a physical angle such worries make our body ready for an action which is generally noticed as fight or flight response.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today’s of its strength. It was wisely said by Corrie ten Boom in her journal of spiritual insight and observation. She says that Every human being who has taken birth have some or other types of worries which may be co-related with themes such as health, finance, the safety of one’s children etc. In her journal, she has defined worries as natural occurrence in any individual’s life and how it builds upon daily basis with our continuous thought process.
For example when a student who has a deadline for his project submission in his college or has a live performance in his college auditorium. In both, the condition of performance and submission both sum up as a worrying situation as there is an expectation from the end result. Such a worrying situation are often marked by physical symptoms like muscle tension, headache, frequent urination or exaggerated response.
When worries start getting into your daily life into your occupation, family life and your job its time that you should calmly sort it or be ready to face the end result of anxiety. With regular and excessive worrying situation which keep occurring for a period of more than 6 months about a particular event in life, it may end up the person into a state of anxiety disorder.
Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorders
There are various symptoms which could define a stage of anxiety-like feeling worried all the time, feeling tired, sleeping badly, sweating, having dry mouth, fast and irregular palpitation, dizziness, faintness, indigestion stomach cramps etc.
Anxiety as panic attack
Anxiety may occur as a panic attack. Individuals suffering from anxiety problems may get panic attacks which are unpredictable and sudden and may feel that they are falling short of breathe, going to die or are getting crazy. Many situations wherein a patient is admitted due to a chest pain are actually having a panic attack.
Anxiety as Phobia
Phobia or fear is also considered a type of anxiety disorder which has developed due to an excessive and irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation. Phobias may be due to an intense fear situation which actually poses no threat to normal individuals but for people suffering from a phobia may go to extreme limits to avoid entering into such situations. If we discuss the causes of phobia it may be due to a traumatic, a situation of panic attack, hearing a tragic story or witness someone else being harmed.
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
Social Phobia could be defined as a strong and persistent fear of social or performance situations wherein humiliation or embarrassment is a probability. It’s normal to feel some anxiety when it comes to performance on the stage again a social situation, but those plagued by such social anxiety disorder experience intense distress and face a fear of judgement in everyday social interactions.