What Is an Anxiety Attack?

what is an anxiety attack?

what is an anxiety attack?

It would be extremely helpful for you to know what exactly an anxiety attack is ?  An anxiety attack is not quite the same thing as a panic attack. A panic attack can come on really quite suddenly. People who experience an anxiety attack do usually know that their anxieties and worries have been ticking along for some time prior to the attack.

What does an Anxiety Attack look like

You may have experienced very poor career issues, or maybe some  serious financial setbacks, you’re probably very used to the stress, worry, and excessive nervousness and rumination that is present as you recognise them.The nervousness that might escalate over a period of time, and that you may deploy a lot of avoidance in attempting to deal look at how nervous or worried You feel. You may figure out that things will very much improve if you look at the issues head on, the thinking around facing them causes you to feel sickly or shaky.

You might experience an anxiety attack at the point where you are looking to deal with particular issues, you might feel even more nervous, your anxiety produces a racy heartbeat running considerably faster, you might experience a sickliness, feel nervous, or feel as if coping is just too difficult, these can be very difficult areas of anxiety attack for a person to have to cope with.

That very familiar feeling of dread is usually present, and these few points are what it is to experience an anxiety attack.


The Main Difference’s between an Anxiety Attack and Panic Attack

People who suffer from panic attacks might very well feel as if they're completely losing control and about to pass away from what they really fear might be a heart attack or from asphyxiation. For the worst part of the time, the complete and absolute terror and horror that bring about a panic attack are mostly irrational and not at all grounded in reality. Anxiety attacks normally come about because of a strong sense of actual fear, maybe something like being informed of an expected redundancy and all of the possible problems that financial ruin will bring, or being informed that a loved one has died suddenly.

symptoms of anxiety

symptoms of anxiety

The more visible symptoms of anxiety attacks are not too dissimilar  to those of panic attacks, this is the problem encountered and is the primary reason that very often misleads persons trying to help and adds to the mistakes and uncertainty. Anxiety attack looks, very similar to panic attacks, can include feelings of sickness/nausea, an awful racing heartbeat that may make the person believe that they are having a heart attack, trembling, and a heavy feeling of dizziness. Internally, the person experiencing a panic attack, generally has completely unreal and unfounded terror and extreme fears that are often but not always triggered by completely unrelated, and generally speaking, non - threatening situations or circumstances. The worries often associated or related to anxiety attacks, while maybe over exaggerated, and are usually associated with real life problems and life’s sometimes rather cruel condition.


Symptoms that you will observe around Anxiety Attacks

The major symptoms that will be noticed around anxiety attacks are very heavy and deceptive worry and fear over an actual event or condition. There are usually 2 areas in which anxiety attacks are divided into: and these are either physical or emotional.



Emotional Symptoms that may be experienced ( Anxiety Attack )

  • A feeling of restlessness, moving around more slowly than normally, or being slightly more hyperactive, so much more that others could have noticed

  • Experience a state of dread

  • Becoming slightly bad tempered

  • Feeling as if your thinking is suddenly missing information around certain recent events

  • Anticipating bad happenings

  • Feeling very tense or extremely edgy



Physical symptoms that may be experienced ( Anxiety attack )

  • Numbness and tingling.

  • Very fast heartbeat

  • Chest pain.

  • Dizziness

  • Neck tension.

  • Breathlessness

  • Headaches

  • Shaking

  • Skin rashes

  • Dizziness.

  • Fatigue

  • Pulsing in the ear.

  • Insomnia

  • Burning skin.

  • Perspiring (even when cool )

  • Dry mouth

  • Stomach upset, nervous stomach

It’s quite normal for human beings to feel a certain amount of anxiety over situations that we may come across in our lives. like being informed that you have a serious illness, dealing with a major financial setback, or being told that you are being made redundant. Anxiety will also invoke the physicality and awareness that you may just need to remove yourself from a frightening area or situation. However excessive worry and anxiety during life events can seriously interrupt your life and very much reduce the quality of  your life.

If you happen to be spending more and more time worrying needlessly or excessively over the small things in your life, and have very often experienced anxiety attacks or maybe its time to look look for professional guidance. There are now effective, safe treatments for these uncomfortable attacks.


Anxiety Attack Reduction

anxiety attack reduction

anxiety attack reduction

Having to negotiate with your anxiety attacks might seem quite frightening at first, however a lot people can and have managed to get past the repetitive and unhealthy cognitive behaviours and processes that create a usual, happening anxiety to progress on into an anxiety attack. Try if you can not to forget that it is anxiety attacks, we are thinking about anxiety attacks here, panic attacks are similar but very different. The description panic attack, is often incorrectly misused with the term anxiety attack.

How Are You Going To Help Yourself Around Your Anxiety Attacks

Factors involved in the seriousness and duration of the attacks that you may be suffering. You might very well find reassurance in your anxiety attacks without always having to necessarily look for a counsellor. An individual can also find that adopting new areas of personal awareness will help you enormously in your quest to dampen down or prevent your panic attacks. When you have no choice but to stand and face anxious events. 

It’s a good idea to follow these ideas, but you should not give up too quickly as it takes a little while to practice and integrate these adaptations into your everyday thinking and awareness.


You’re Cognitions/Thinking : A Strategy For Dealing With Anxiety Attacks

At first it might seem just too difficult or even impossible, but a positive and longer lasting way to deal effectively with ways of coping and dealing with an anxiety attack is to practice removing yourself from the usual areas of thought that you are so used to practicing, difficult i know, after so long automatically moving into the same place in your head. You are already aware that an individual event mostly, or occasionally, creates a situation which cause you  to become very anxious. Try your best to stop yourself from thinking in that direction or area. If you are always thinking very often, about having an attack this in itself can act as a personal self inducement and acts like a self persuasion which can in itself actually bring on an attack.

For instance you have to attend a job interview and you absolutely believe and know that standing before an interview panel will create an anxiety attack, and this makes you feel so terrified and anxious that you feel nauseous and have got to go to the bathroom to be sick, or maybe it causes you to begin sweating. Or maybe your employer tells you that you are to make a presentation to your co workers. You can ruminate, agonise and excessively cause self doubt over the presentation and allow yourself to fall back into that very familiar downward spiral you that you are oh so used to, or you can choose to take control of your thinking and remove your own created usual and adopted set of thoughts.

Talk simply, plainly and around whats coming and don’t  allow yourself to engage in your very own self destructive dialogue about how you feel around your anxiety

Your Cognitions : A Few Ways For You To Help Yourself With Anxiety Attacks

It is always best to be aware as much as you possibly can be and use your own natural senses around having a think well ahead of time to have a form of strategy when actually having to cope with an anxiety attack, however not just before an attack, as with the strategy for panic attacks above, but actually during an attack. When you are experiencing an anxiety attack, being in the arena of problematic worry, you feel as if you’re going to pass out or even die, you are sweating, and you feel sickly.

It's somewhat difficult to think straight when you’re experiencing such a high level of nervousness happening inside. But internal personal growth is learnt from practical application and facing the challenges that you may be faced with in your life. Think around your strong need to knock down this anxiety and its grasp on your life, and look around as you are the one who controls your feelings as normal, to the point that you are in control of them. If the anxious feelings are controlling you, and threaten your ability to function normally, then you are not in control of them and the feelings have reached a position where normal is not present.

mental health

mental health

So thinking about some of the physical symptoms that you might experience, now try and think about one physical symptom that you will allow to remain. If you are ok that numbness and tingling is the symptom you can tolerate best and are happy to keep this sensation during the attack. The predominant thoughts and physical symptoms must cease. You are the person with the choice over internal power to get rid of them. This kind of awareness and personal power can take quite a lot of patience and you may feel like giving up when first practiced. Become the giver of your very own choice’s.

Give Yourself Your Very Own Anxiety Attack Box Of Tricks

Take up mindfulness or maybe go to a class that teaches you meditative breathing. Practice relaxation and meditative techniques. Learn yoga, and practice these techniques on a regular basis.


How to Prevent Anxiety Attacks

Teaching yourself the very best way for you to deal with anxiety attacks asks that you begin to put together a catalogue of adaptive skills to help you in dealing with life’s issues. One of the most important first steps involves you as an individual becoming much more acutely aware and mindfully present towards whats happening from moment to moment throughout your everyday. Stress appears in our lives in many different forms and areas.Which stresses or stimulus that is having a detrimental affect on you and why they are tending to increase your levels of anxiety.

Maybe you might begin to feel anxious when Sunday evening comes around and you have to return to work the next morning to face your'e not so pleasant boss or supervisor. Responsibilities at work, are beginning to become quite ridiculous. Or you might be worrying unnecessarily and excessively about things over which you have no control. You have absolutely no influence over the way things turn out at this point, so you becoming overly concerned about it only provokes rumination and anxiety. Take a good look at which circumstances and situations are creating your unproductive anxiety.


What Can You Do To Prevent Your Anxiety Attacks ?

Gaining, over a period of time a much stronger awareness of how your very own, and created perception is of vital personal importance in looking at how you can preempt and avert your onset of your anxiety attacks. Once you’ve very clearly established the issues that create your anxiety and stress it is then much easier for you to construct your very own collection of adaptive strategies for dealing with them. There are some very positive and adaptive ways you can learn in assisting you with your anxiety and include:

  • Making time for relaxation – Deep breathing and yoga

  • Meditation – Meditation very much helps a person to alleviate their anxiety and reduces your stress to a level that you can feel is beginning to feel much more connected to your self

  • Reducing our stress - Can help you to understand your real and connected purpose in life, as well as promoting further emotional and health benefits. 

  • Exercise – Regular exercise, the type of exercise that you really enjoy and look forward to, can provide real time, here and now prevention in halting and averting depression and anxiety. Exercise releases chemicals in your brain  which are called endorphins ( Chemicals produced by the brain, which have a positive and very strong leverage on how you feel. 

  • The elevation in your body’s temperature created by physical effort has a tranquil and soothing effect on how a person views events.

  • Healthy eating habits – These are the important foods that we should all be eating in order to help us to very much limit and help reduce anxiety in our daily lives

  • Brazil nuts contain a product which is called selenium, which might very much help us to improve the way we feel

  • Chamomile in studies around the world have pointed towards being effective in contributing towards peoples relaxation. Chamomile can also be effective with depression and anxiety.

  • Yogurt contains probiotics, which can be helpful, and may have a positive effect on your general brain health and often your anxiety levels.

  • Eggs are an excellent way to help you to reduce your anxiety and stress in your life. Eggs also contain vitamin d, this is something that helps to reduce your depression and also your anxiety.

  • Adding a small amount of dark chocolate along with your diet might be supportive for helping you to reduce your anxiety. 

  • Trying you're very best to ensure that you get a good amount of quality rest every day that you possibly can– if your physical and emotional body has an opportunity to recuperate it is much better prepared to deal with life's  unforeseen life events and daily responsibilities. If you’re unrested and tired this leaves the opportunity for stress and anxiety to slowly develop and your body probably won’t  have the power or the required amount of rest to deal with the stress.

  • Creative visualisation – An exercise that asks you to concentrate and imagine having to deal with sometimes very uncomfortable and often challenging situations in a calm and rational way. It can also be constructive if you can look at a set of stressful situations or circumstances with a kind of funny or comical figure that you can beat every time, using calmness and not forgetting your learned strategies

  • Your’e very own interpersonal skill enhancements – Some of the courses on offer will enhance and build on your already present interpersonal skills and will give you strategies for dealing with the not so pleasant and difficult people at work, in your personal and social situations. Learning to strongly and effectively deal with everyday life and others, will prevent/reduce stress and a build-up of anxiety.


Fear – Is At The Very Base Of Your Anxiety

Fear, is one of the very common symptoms of anxiety, it begins to slowly reduce and loses most of its power when faced up to and head-on. The differing signs of anxiety that are listed, will also substantially reduce when challenged prior to your upcoming perceived or stress-inducing event. Anxiety symptoms, are not at all pleasant for anyone to have to deal with and are normal provided they are short lived, and don't overwhelm you and prevent you from engaging in your normal daily activities.