We live in a convulsive time in which being calm, animated and without fear or fear seems an exceptionality. It is almost the majority of the situation in which, due to different issues, we are always worried, overwhelmed or restless. Sometimes it is the result of conflicts with ourselves that we do not know how to resolve, in others it is situations or problems that we have with others and sometimes they are the result of conflicts that come from outside: economy, work, etc. mortgages, high cost of living, problems with the housing or politics, just to give some hints.
We therefore assume that the consequence of all this is the appearance of what we call "being nervous"; or have anxiety. Throughout a lifetime, who has not felt fear in response to an imminent threat, or been anxious in the face of a threat that is upon us?.
Now, there is a leap in the impact of the “lucky” Nerves, when due to their intensity and duration they begin to create difficulties in our daily lives, create problems or physical symptoms, they worry us excessively, they keep our minds busy for a good part of the day , and even interfere in our work activity or in the relationship we have with others. so what say when, in the face of anxiety or fear, the response is a panic attack, where we are overwhelmed by a whole series of physical symptoms that lead us to suspect a serious physical ailment, and What we think may come from a heart or brain problem.
Two data to reveal: Anxiety disorders usually begin in childhood or adolescence and the proportion is double in women than in men.
And the question is: what? What should I do if I feel anxious, excessively afraid or have an anxiety crisis?. The answer: first go to a trusted doctor, you may be suffering from some disease that provokes these nerves that he already senses are "excessive". Certain endocrine diseases (thyroid, glucose, ...), certain cardiovascular disorders (armology, heart failure, ...), lung diseases (COPD, asthma, ...), metabolic disorders; (vit B 12 deficiency, Porphyria, ..) and neurological diseases (encephalitis, neoplasms, ...), are some examples. Therefore, before considering alternative treatments, he relaxed. or other strategies, psychological or not, first consult your general practitioner. When you have done what is necessary to rule out any physical origin of your state of anxiety, first see a specialist doctor. The best gateway for treatment of intense and persistent anxiety,
I, ¿whatè I proposeà the specialist? . First clarify if the anxiety you suffer from is justified by the situation. found, if youè You have always responded nervously to any stimulus outside your routine, if you have suffered or suffer from any other problem of psychic origin that may be causing this anxiety (depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc. ). ). If there is no accompanying mental illness, there is a series of disorders in which anxiety is the protagonist: simple or social phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, etc. .
In short, anxiety does not have to be a problem. prevail in our lives. Surely throughout our lives we will go through moments of anxiety, reasonable, logical and proportional to what happens to us, but if you observe, you suffer from anxiety that makes you suffer, causes you physical discomfort, limits your life, don't hide it, don't put up with it, don't think it will go away. or will it be passenger. It can happen, but the best strategy is to face anxiety, anxiety crises with professional help. a team, always with a general practitioner, a specialist and, if necessary, a recommended psychologist.
Dr. Josep Rebordosa.
Psychiatrist at the Center Mèdic i Dental Parets