Anxiety is a state of worry and nervousness. Unpleasant
emotion that is
experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined)
Irrational Fear of simple things or
social situations. An overwhelming
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
describes having irrational, abnormal, unwarranted, persistent, or
is a sudden sensation of fear, which is so strong as to dominate
or prevent reason
and logical thinking,
replacing it with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic agitation
consistent with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction. Panic may occur
singularly in individuals or manifest suddenly in large groups as mass
panic (closely related to
It's All in Your Head is a simple answer
to a complex phenomenon that takes a lot of time and learning to fully
understand. Mind-Body Interactions
are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations,
sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that
something bad is going to happen. The maximum degree of symptoms occurs
within minutes. Typically they last for about 30 minutes but the duration
can vary from seconds to hours. There may be a fear of losing control or
chest pain. Panic attacks themselves are not dangerous.
Separation Anxiety is an anxiety disorder in which an
individual experiences excessive anxiety regarding separation from home or
from people to whom the individual has a strong emotional attachment (e.g.
caregiver, significant other or siblings). It is most common in infants
and small children, typically between the ages of 6–7 months to 3 years.
Separation anxiety is a natural part of the developmental process. Unlike
SAD (indicated by excessive anxiety), normal separation anxiety indicates
healthy advancements in a child’s cognitive maturation and should not be
considered a developing behavioral problem.
Attitude is a response to anxiety that, instead of fleeing
the source of fear in the manner of a phobia, actively seeks it out, in
the hope of overcoming the original anxiousness.
Repetition Compulsion is a psychological phenomenon in which
a person repeats a traumatic event or its circumstances over and over
again. This includes reenacting the event or putting oneself in situations
where the event is likely to happen again. This "re-living" can also take
the form of dreams in which memories and feelings of what happened are
repeated, and even hallucination. Obsessive
Compulsive Disorder (OCD) -
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
is illogically worrying about having a serious
illness. This debilitating condition is the result of an inaccurate
perception of the condition of body or mind despite the absence of an
actual medical condition. An individual suffering from hypochondriasis is
known as a hypochondriac. Hypochondriacs become unduly alarmed about any
physical or psychological symptoms they detect, no matter how minor the
symptom may be, and are convinced that they have, or are about to be
diagnosed with, a serious illness.
Cyberchondria the unfounded escalation of concerns about
common symptomology based on review of search results and literature
online. Articles in popular media position cyberchondria anywhere from
temporary neurotic excess to adjunct hypochondria. Cyberchondria is a
growing concern among many healthcare practitioners as patients can now
research any and all symptoms of a rare disease, illness or condition, and
manifest a state of medical anxiety.
Neuroticism is characterized by anxiety, fear, moodiness,
worry, envy, frustration, jealousy, and loneliness.
Mass Psychogenic illness is the rapid spread of illness
signs and symptoms affecting members of a
originating from a nervous system disturbance involving excitation, loss,
or alteration of function, whereby physical complaints that are exhibited
unconsciously have no corresponding organic aetiology. MPI is distinct
from other collective delusions, also included under the blanket terms of
mass hysteria, in that MPI causes symptoms of disease, though there is no
Malingering is the fabricating of symptoms of mental or
physical disorders for a variety of "secondary gain" motives, which may
include financial compensation (often tied to fraud); avoiding school,
work or military service; obtaining drugs; getting lighter criminal
sentences; or simply to attract attention or sympathy. It is not a medical
diagnosis. It falls under the broader scope of illness behaviour.
are a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and
fear. Anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to
current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast
heart rate and shakiness.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is an anxiety disorder
characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry,
that is, apprehensive expectation about events or activities. This
excessive worry often interferes with daily functioning, as individuals
with GAD typically anticipate disaster, and are overly concerned about
everyday matters such as health issues, money, death, family problems,
friendship problems, interpersonal relationship problems, or work
difficulties. Individuals often exhibit a variety of physical symptoms,
including fatigue, fidgeting, headaches, nausea, numbness in hands and
feet, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, excessive
stomach acid buildup, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, bouts of breathing
difficulty, difficulty concentrating, trembling, twitching, irritability,
agitation, sweating, restlessness, insomnia, hot flashes, rashes, and
inability to fully control the anxiety (ICD-10). These symptoms must be
consistent and ongoing, persisting at least six months, for a formal
diagnosis of GAD.
thought leads to another. So once and a while you have to stop and
ask, where did these thoughts start and where are these thoughts headed?
What is driving your thinking? Who's at the wheel? Awareness is a tool
that you need to use and control, and you need to keep it sharp and
strong, so you need to
knowledge and exercise that ability by Focusing,
and by resting the mind and let it
wander. The Fixx -
One Thing Leads To Another (youtube)
Star = Stop-Think-Act-Review
Systematic Desensitization also known as graduated exposure therapy is
a type of behavior therapy used in the field of psychology to help
effectively overcome phobias and other anxiety disorders. More
specifically, it is a form of counter conditioning, a type of
Counterconditioning (also called stimulus substitution) is a form of
respondent conditioning that involves the conditioning of an unwanted
behavior or response to a stimulus into a wanted behavior or response by
the association of positive actions with the stimulus. For example, when
training a dog, a person would create a positive response by petting or
calming the dog, when the dog reacts anxiously or nervously to a stimulus.
Therefore this will associate the positive response with the stimulus.
is an organically caused decline from a previously attained baseline level
of cognitive function. It is typified by fluctuating course, attentional
deficits and generalized severe disorganization of behavior. It typically
involves other cognitive deficits, changes in arousal (hyperactive,
hypoactive, or mixed), perceptual deficits, altered sleep-wake cycle, and
psychotic features such as hallucinations and delusions.
when you're nervous, chewing gum or eating something tricks the
primal part of your rain into thinking that you couldn't be in
danger because you're eating."
"When a diagnosis is
based upon your description of your symptoms, you better know
what you're saying and be able to
accurately describe your feelings because you may be
misdiagnosed and be given the wrong type of treatment."
Don't Sweat the Small StuffAnxiety is a series of
questions that you forgot to answer. And when you have answered
those questions, anxiety no longer exists. It's better to be
Anticipating a unique moment in time. This way there are no
questions to answer except after the experience is over. You
should always be
Interested to answer questions instead of feeling anxiety
about what the questions may be or what the answers may be.
After a simple
Risk Assessment, it's time for you to explore the
Have Fun, and remember that
there are no Mistakes, there's only learning.
Confusion comes from not knowing,
anger comes from not knowing,
depression comes from not knowing, a lot of things come from
not knowing, it's time to know. In the Know is
to be Informed and aware.
Confusion is disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably. Failure to
understand. A mental state characterized by a lack of clear
and orderly thought and behavior. A feeling of embarrassment
that leaves you confused. An act causing a disorderly
combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions
blended. A mistake that results from taking one thing to be
is putting the wrong interpretation on. An understanding of
something that is not correct.
in the wrong way, Interpret falsely.
Chaos - Pandemonium is a state of extreme confusion and
How the Body Affects our Thinking
Thoughts can cause feelings and feelings can cause thoughts. You
need to know the difference between paranoia
and Intuition. Intuition is a feeling
that can make you aware of something. Paranoia can cause you to have ill
feelings, which in turn can cause you
to have illogical
thoughts, like a horrible
Tryptophan can help boost your brain's calm mood and
help relax you. Foods like bananas, soy, oats, milk,
cheese, poultry, nuts, peanut butter and sesame seeds,
to name a few, but it's not the same for everyone.
The Human Project is a research
platform that serves as a public resource for learning everything possible
about the connections between our minds, bodies, and environment to enable
the development of new theories, therapeutics, and policy recommendations
to solve the toughest societal challenges facing us today.
is a sensory receptor that responds to mechanical pressure or distortion.
Normally there are four main types in glabrous mammalian skin: Pacinian
corpuscles, Meissner's corpuscles, Merkel's discs, and Ruffini endings.
There are also mechanoreceptors in hairy skin, and the hair cells in
thoreceptors of primates like rhesus monkeys and other mammals are similar
to those of humans and also studied even in early 20th century
anatomically and neurophysiologicall.
is a condition in which a disagreement exists between visually perceived
movement and the
vestibular system's sense of movement. Depending on the cause, it can
also be referred to as seasickness, car sickness, simulation sickness,
kinetosis, travel sickness, or airsickness.
Mind and Body Interventions practices that "employ a variety of
techniques designed to facilitate the
mind's capacity to affect bodily
function and symptoms", and include guided imagery, guided meditation and
forms of meditative praxis, hypnosis and
hypnotherapy, prayer, as well as
art therapy, music therapy,
and dance therapy. All mind–body interventions focus on the interaction
between the brain, body, and behavior and are practiced with intention to
use the mind to alter physical function and promote overall health and
Neural basis of a Mind-Body Connection. Neural networks connect the
cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla, which is responsible for the
body's rapid response in stress, depression and other mental states that
can alter organ function.
Adrenal Medulla is part of the adrenal gland. It is located at the
center of the gland, being surrounded by the adrenal cortex. It is the
innermost part of the adrenal gland, consisting of cells that secrete
epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and a small
amount of dopamine in response to stimulation by sympathetic preganglionic
neurons. Rather than releasing a neurotransmitter, the cells of the
Not only do we need to accurately
interpret what other
people are saying, but we need to know how to accurately interpret our own
thoughts. Not only do you need to carefully listen when other people are
speaking, but you also need to
carefully listen to
your thoughts and what you are thinking. You also need to understand the
underlying meaning of your
thoughts. This is why awareness needs to be
fully understood. It's more then a conscience
or an operating system,
it's an important ability that needs to be fully understood in order for
it to benefit you, otherwise it's a wasted gift.
Breakdowns are in some ways like a
Computer System Crashing. Sometimes on the
Reboot there's a loss of information. Retrieving that information is important to being yourself
again. That is, if you truly knew yourself to begin with. Know yourself, know the key attributes that make you who you
are. Know these characteristics and know the words that describe
these characteristics. You may have to reboot someday and recall who you were.
Crash (computing) is when a computer stops functioning properly. Often
the program will exit after encountering a type of error. Most crashes are
the result of executing invalid machine instructions.
Reboot (computing) is the process by which a running computer system
is restarted, either intentionally or unintentionally. Turned off and then
turned back on.
System Restore allows the computer user to revert
their computer's current state to a previous point in time, which can be
used to recover from system malfunctions or other problems. (including
system files, installed applications, Windows Registry, and system
All the things that are happening in my life are
sometimes mind blowing and overwhelming. I'm just amazed by
everything that is happening around me, like I'm in the middle
of all these different things happening all at once, or
perceived to be happening all at once. It's not what happens in
the world, It's how you react to the world.
You can't control
everything, but you do need to control some of the things that
are important, like stress. If you can't control
will physically and mentally hurt yourself. You have to do what
ever it takes to reset, relax and reaffirm. Sit quietly or
affirmations, do some yoga, remember to sleep, remember to exercise, remember to
explore, remember to do something fun, and remember to read your
goals and to read your things to do list. And Know the reasons why
you're doing the things that you do. Reaffirm and reevaluate. Keep
track of your accomplishments, and manage your time effectively
and efficiently as possible. There are going to be bad days. You've had bad days before. So you have to keep learning and keep
exercising your control. Remind yourself of the controls that you
have over the outside world, as well as the inside world.
memory must never be taken for granted, for there are many
distractions everywhere. And don't ever punish yourself for
making mistakes, just keep learning.