Friday, March 5, 2010

Symptoms of Anxiety

Symptoms of Anxiety

Most people have more anxiety symptoms than they will acknowledge.
Fortunately, most of the symptoms are short-lived; meaning,
they'll go away quickly, or when the triggering situation changes.
But for some, the symptoms linger, even after the event passes.
For some, the symptoms get stronger, or even if they have
some clear event that sets the symptoms in motion, the symptoms
are still too strong to handle.
Its at this point that most people start thinking there is something
else going on. We start to ask questions that focus our attention on
some the symptoms of anxiety, which are:
Apprehension, tension, uneasiness, anticipation of danger, motor
tension, autonomic hyperactivity, fears, preoccupations,
repetitive thoughts Vigilance, scanning, avoidance of situations
or things, panic sensations, heart palpitations, sweaty palms,
rapid breathing, rigid or repetitive behaviors
Would you believe there are over thirty-three such symptoms?
The above is only a partial list. What most people need is a
all-inclusive list of All the symptoms, then a systematic way
of asking the right questions. But it takes lots of years of
instruction to get this right so most people start thinking about
seeing a therapist. This is costly.
So, I wrote an ebook that does this for you.
Hello, I've been a psychologist in private practice for over
twenty years. I run into eight conditions every day, anxiety
being just one. People call or come in with their list of
symptoms, how often they have them, how "difficult" are their
experiences, their histories of anxiety and/or depression,
substance use, alcohol use, recent stressors, relationship
problems that anxiety creates (and vice versa), loss of function
secondary to anxiety, and on and on.
In each session, I ask a well researched set of clinical questions
that takes most of the hour, then have people rate their symptoms
in some key areas, then chart their responses on one of three
graphs. Right away they know if they have made the right choice
in coming to a therapist.
Most people need some instruction and a path to follow to make
this decision, but some, after following my procedures, discover their
anxiety is different, not severe enough, etc., and that they don't
need me. If they had read my ebook first, they could have saved
themselves the cost of a therapy session.
But if there is a need, this progression brings it right to the
surface, and the work starts. The next part of the ebook covers
what we need to consider to start to get to the bottom of the mystery
of anxiety. I write a lot about what things make it worse.
The best part of my ebook is the section describing how and why we
get anxious in the first place, particularly how anxiety "gets started"
and starts to amp up, chronically or acutely. This is something
that is distinctive to everyone, so I cover lots of examples but mostly
focus on the dynamics common to us all.
Lastly, there are lots of techniques to anxiety, and I
give you four subjective ones that anyone can use. These knock
down the majority of anxiety symptoms for most. There are others
who need actual therapy to fix this last part, and that's where I
have to stop, because any book can't "do" therapy. But I took
readers right up to that point, so most of what I wrote works
without a therapist.
If you need a therapist, this ebook will show you exactly for
what symptoms and where you "stand" compared to the rest of us.
You can make a very intelligent decision at that point.

-Dr. Griggs

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