include difficulty relaxing upsetting dreams or flashbacks of the event and

Include difficulty relaxing upsetting dreams or

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include difficulty relaxing, upsetting dreams or flashbacks of the event, and avoidance of anything related to the event. PTSD is diagnosed when a person has symptoms for at least a month. Symptoms of Anxiety restlessness, and a feeling of being "on-edge" uncontrollable feelings of worry increased irritability concentration difficulties sleep difficulties, such as problems in falling or staying asleep Causes of Anxiety Stress at work Stress from school Stress in a personal relationship such as marriage Financial stress Stress from an emotional trauma such as the death of a loved one Stress from a serious medical illness Side effect of medication Use of an illicit drug, such as cocaine Symptom of a medical illness (such as heart attack, heat stroke, hypoglycemia Lack of oxygen in circumstances as diverse as high altitude sickness, emphysema or pulmonary embolism (a blood clotin the vessels of the lung) TREATMENT Stress management: Learning to manage stress can help limit potential triggers. Organize any upcoming pressures and deadlines, compile lists to make daunting tasks more manageable, and commit to taking time off from study or work. Relaxation techniques: Simple activities can help soothe the mental and physical signs of anxiety. These techniques include meditation, deep breathing exercises, long baths, resting in the dark, and yoga. Exercises to replace negative thoughts with positive ones: Make a list of the negative thoughts that might be cycling as a result of anxiety, and write down another list next to it containing positive, believable thoughts to replace them. Creating a mental image of successfully facing and conquering a specific fear can also provide benefits if anxiety symptoms relate to a specific cause, such as in a phobia. Support network: Talk with familiar people who are supportive, such as a family member or friend. Support group services may also be available in the local area and online. Exercise: Physical exertion can improve self- image and release chemicals in the brain that trigger positive feelings.
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