Maybe one of the most extended feelings these days is that of anxiety and stress, all this caused mainly by the difficult times we are all passing through in a downturn economy. But for a number of people this common stress can be the trigger to a much more painful state that is known as generalized anxiety disorder, and that can lead the person suffering from this condition to even present panic attacks in a given moment.
But why is that some of us have the propensity to convert a stressful period of our lives into a generalized anxiety disorder that refuses to go away? Some study lines move towards a physiological cause in the brain but there are other schools that are convinced that this anxiety problems originate from the inner functioning of our thinking process, in other words; we have learned to deal with stressful situations in a particular way that with time and the given stressful conditions will make us fall into the swamp of anxious feelings that won’t go away as they do for other persons. We will feel overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts and may even develop some manias.
The first thing, as in any other health condition, in order to start the healing process is to recognize our condition and accept that we are processing stressful situations the wrong way and that this is turning into a big problem in our lives. We must heal our minds, this is our thinking process about the situations that most affect us. Sometimes anxiety disorders can also trigger depressive periods so we may have to have some medication in the beginning but the sooner we learn how to deal with anxiety in our minds, and we start processing the stressful situations in a healthy way we’ll get away from medication and gain a more enjoyable and productive life.