(Starting on Monday, I will be posting a series of posts dealing with the subject of anxiety. I realize I’ve already posted today, a couple of times. But I just wanted to give you a heads up.)
If you suffer from anxiety, I think you will find these posts helpful.
Anxiety, like depression, can have many causes.
For example, I have a long history of anxiety episodes. They started in childhood and were brought on by trauma. I’m sure that if PTSD were a diagnosis then, I would have been diagnosed as such. The details are not important.
But I grew up afraid. I knew what I was afraid of during those growing-up years. But as I got older, I would still have those anxiety attacks. Only now, I didn’t know the cause. It’s called free-floating anxiety.
It’s awful. You’ll learn about my own personal symptoms in one of the posts next week.
Someone else I know who deals with anxiety, gets flushed instead. Someone else I know will get migraines. Anxiety can produce many physical symptoms.
In can also produce non-physical symptoms, like OCD. Illness, medication, and hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety.
But then there are what I call, the preventable causes, like too much caffeine, too much sugar, or too little sleep.
The important facts to know about anxiety are:
- it’s usually combined with depression
- it’s not fatal
- it’s not permanent
- it responds quickly to certain methods
- men and women both fall victim to it
- it doesn’t mean you lack faith
So next week, I will be publishing posts about anxiety. Some of them have been posted before, some haven’t.
Certainly, they are not exhaustive. Anxiety, its causes and cures, is a BIG subject. I mean there are books written about it.
I hope you’ll find the posts helpful. If you do a search, you will find more.
God bless and I’ll see you next week.
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