Worry and Mental health


For the month of April I am participating in the annual A-Z Blogging Challenge. The Challenge was started by author/blogger, Arlee Byrd. http://tossingitout.blogspot.com









Each day of the month (except Sundays) we will post something based on that days correlating letter. Some of us chose a theme and others are winging it. My theme is the A-to-Z’s of Mental Health, Raising Awareness. It is a topic that is very close to my heart. I hope you find the posts interesting and you will comment and share the posts everywhere. To see a list of all of the participants or for more information-click on the badge over there to the right>

Today’s Letter is W

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Some people worry about everything, some are so laid back they appear to care about nothing and then there are those people that seem to do a bit of each. A bit of worry can be a healthy thing. Think about it, would we ever get anything done if we didn’t have pangs of anxiety nudging us to move faster, study more or to be careful?

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Can too much worrying become a Mental Health issue?

The answer is yes. Some people agonize over everything. They have thoughts of their family members being involved in terrible accidents, they worry about losing their jobs, being diagnosed with terminal illnesses or running out of money. How can you tell if your worrying has crossed the line and become an anxiety disorder?



*Constant worrying about everything


*Tight muscles

*Dizziness, sweating and racing heart

*Naseau, diarrhea


*Trouble sleeping

*Restless feeling

If you are experiencing three or more of these symptoms for more than a week you need to see your doctor. Your doctor will rule out any physical reasons for your symptoms. If no illness is discovered your doctor will refer you to a metal health professional. Once worrying becomes chronic and physical symptoms are present chances are the thoughts will not stop on their own without treatment. The earlier treatment is sought the easier it is to treat.

Anxiety disorders usually appear in the late teens or early twenty’s. They can also appear in thirty- to forty- year -olds but rarely occur later than that. Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder as men.

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Your mental health professional may recommend one or any combination of medication, psychotherapy (talk therapy) and or cognitive behavior therapy (learning coping techniques, think therapy.)

Learning about the disorder can sometimes help with recovery. Exercise and learning relaxation techniques can also help.

Recovery is possible with commitment to treatment.

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