Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger, an automatic alarm that goes off when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a stressful situation. Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events, such as the feeling of imminent death.
Anxiety is defined as an unpleasant emotional state for which the cause is either not readily identified or perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable. Anxiety disorders are often severe chronic conditions, which can be present from an early age or begin suddenly after a triggering event. They are prone to flare up at times of high stress and are frequently accompanied by physiological symptoms such as headache, sweating, muscle spasms, tachycardia, palpitations, and hypertension, which in some cases lead to fatigue or exhaustion.
Self-treatment for anxiety: Learn to replace "negative self-talk" with "coping self-talk." Talk with a person who is supportive. To Meditate and exercise is best way for the treatment. Counseling: psychological counseling is a standard method of treating anxiety. This can include cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, or a combination of therapies. Medicines to treat anxiety: They are different medicines for treating anxiety such as antidepressants, benzodiazepines, tricyclics, and beta-blockers are used to control some of the physical and mental symptoms. Anxiety or Mental illness is the third leading cause of disability burden in Australia. Almost 45 percent of Australians aged 16-85 years are suffering from anxiety. Among which 26 percent are 18-24 years old and 5.9 percent 75 years old.