Any person who is trying to research anxiety, the first realization he/she will get is that anxiety is a general term that include different types. Therefore, the person who is looking for anxiety information will come to the conclusion that there are different types of anxiety.
The story does not end here. Many of the people who are trying to search for information about anxiety are people who have doubts that either they themselves are anxiety sufferers or someone they know could be an anxiety sufferer.
The things that such researchers are looking for are anxiety physical symptoms. They do that in search of some evidence to tell them whether their doubts are in place or not. Until now what these people are doing is absolutely the right thing to do.
Now in case they have found that the collection of symptoms they are witnessing are the same as the symptoms they have found to indicate anxiety, the right thing to do is stop there and then.
The wrong thing to do is to try to diagnose which type of anxiety we have at hand and then continue to find how to overcome this anxiety type.
The first thing that we need to do is get professional help to look at the sufferer. We will assume here that the sufferer acknowledges the fact that he/she might be suffering from anxiety and is seeking help.
The professional help should decide whether the sufferer is actually suffering from anxiety and should also decide which of the types of anxiety apply to this particular case. Then steps for overcoming anxiety can be decided.
Now the sufferer at this point can move on with increasing their knowledge about the specific anxiety type that they are suffering from and can choose to follow other supporting methods to speed up the recovery time. Those methods that the anxiety sufferer decided on following which were based on own reading should be shared with the professional help that they are getting.
We should always remember that professional help is the corner stone to recovery, but the sufferer must play an active role in recovering from anxiety and not depend totally and solely on the professional help.
Now to put the steps in a clearer and more organized manner let us look at the following do and don’t:
We should not attempt on our own to figure out the following:-
– Whether we have anxiety or not
– What type of anxiety we suffer from
– How to overcome anxiety
What we need to do is the following:
– Seek Professional help to accomplish the following:
a) Proper Diagnosis of our symptoms to decide for sure whether we have anxiety or not.
b) If we have anxiety, to know which type of anxiety we suffer from.
c) What are the steps that we need to take to overcome our anxiety.
– Increase our knowledge especially within the anxiety type that we suffer from.
– Support the remedy steps that we got from our professional consultation with different methods that we got from our reading.
– The Professional that is helping us should be aware of the other steps that we are taking from the knowledge that we are gaining on our own.
The bottom line that we are trying to say here is the following:
– Don’t ignore your symptoms
– Don’t attempt to diagnose yourself
– Don’t attempt to cure yourself on your own based on
your own diagnosis. You are not an expert in the field regardless how much you have read about the subject.
The different types of anxiety might have different curing routes and you might not be helping yourself if you are trying to go through it on your own.
The symptoms can trick you and you might even think that you have anxiety while a proper diagnosis might show a different ailment altogether and what was happening is merely two different ailments sharing common symptoms.