Pharmacist Abraham, discusses Anxiety Attack. Anxiety Symptoms. Anxiety Meaning. Anxiety Treatment. Stop, Control, Get Rid of Symptoms and lots more.
This weeks video is on Anxiety! A very important topic which we help with in general practice, we’re looking at the Symptoms of an Anxiety Attack and Treatment options to help Stop, Control and give Relief.
Here is the chapter breakdown for this video,
00:00 Anxiety Attack Symptoms Meaning Treatment Stop Control Information
00:18 Anxiety Meaning and Symptoms
00:45 Anxiety Treatment
07:26 When to seek medical advice for Anxiety
SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY:
Anxiety can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically, mentally and how you behave.
It’s not always easy to recognise when anxiety is the reason you’re feeling or acting differently.
faster, irregular or more noticeable heartbeat
feeling lightheaded and dizzy
loss of appetite
feeling tense or nervous
being unable to relax
worrying about the past or future
not being able to sleep
Change in behaviour:
not being able to enjoy your leisure time
difficulty looking after yourself
problems concentrating at work
struggling to form or maintain relationships
worried about trying new things
avoiding places and situations that create anxiety
SYMPTOMS OF A PANIC ATTACK:
If you experience sudden, intense anxiety and fear, it might be the symptoms of a panic attack. Other symptoms may include:
a racing heartbeat
feeling faint, dizzy or light-headed
feeling that you’re losing control
sweating, trembling or shaking
shortness of breath or breathing very quickly
a tingling in your fingers or lips
feeling sick (nausea)
A panic attack usually lasts 5 to 30 minutes. They can be very frightening, but they’re not dangerous and should not harm you.
The world health organisation also have a great article on Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide is a stress management guide for coping with adversity. The guide aims to equip people with practical skills to help cope with stress. A few minutes each day are enough to practice the self-help techniques. The guide can be used alone or with the accompanying audio exercises –
STAYING OFF YOUR MOBILE PHONE & SOCIAL MEDIA:
Repetitive habits also include your social media activity and the apps that you use. You could try minimising push notifications on your phone from apps or switching off from social media and having a mini technology detox. I’ve got some tips in a video on how to stop using your phone and social media from a previous video I made:
WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE FOR ANXIETY:
If you need more support, you can get free psychological therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on the NHS.
You can refer yourself directly to an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) without a referral from a GP from the following link:
See a GP if:
• You’re struggling to cope with anxiety, fear or panic
• Things you’re trying yourself are not helping
• Having continuous negative thoughts or any thoughts of self harm or suicide
• You would prefer to get a referral from a GP
Ask for an urgent GP appointment or call 111 if:
• You need help urgently, but it’s not an emergency
Call 999 or go to A&E now if:
• You or someone you know needs immediate help
• You have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose
A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a medical emergency.
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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.