Everyday most of us have experienced this feeling of not being motivated, lost in the things that we do and frequently during those times, we only finished half of our job. Yes, many of us have experienced stress anxiety and for those who are not aware of what stress anxiety is and how it is controlled, the feeling could be a bit troublesome.
The medical community and many psychologists have defined stress anxiety as a result of any situations or perhaps thoughts that give you the feeling of being frustrated, anxious and at times, angry – although these general results of stress anxiety varied from person to person depending on their degree of tolerance.
Stress and anxiety rarely come separately, even though anxiety comes in as a more serious manifestation of stress; anxiety gives the feeling of being fearful about certain situations, events or thoughts – there are times that the main reason for anxiety is difficult to pinpoint.
Many psychologists consider stress anxiety as our normal responses to life and if in controlled and manageable amount there is nothing wrong with stress. But if we tend to react to stress in an excessive manner and in exaggerated ways, then it becomes considerably harmful to us.
Too much stress anxiety can lead to many medical conditions, either psychologically (substance abuse and eating disorders) or physiologically like heart diseases.
There are many identified causes of stress anxiety, some of which are severe emotional stress like grieve over a loss of a loved one as well as many health disorders like low blood sugar, or an overactive thyroid gland.
Moreover, there are certain drugs (even prescriptions drugs) that can give a person stress anxiety as side effects – examples of these drugs are ADHD medications, caffeine, cocaine, diets pills, decongestants, nicotine, some depressants (tricyclic), those used to treat asthma and cold remedies among others.
Another reason why persons develop anxiety is the person’s exposure to some traumatic experiences like sexual assault, war or a natural calamity, and this could develop into stress anxiety depression if left untreated.
Common signs and symptoms of stress anxiety are the physical manifestations like occasional trembling, excessive sweating, dizziness, irregular heart rate and abdominal pains. On the other hands, the signs of anxiety can be observed more as phobias and unexplainable fears on some things and the common psychological disorders like being obsessive compulsive and other forms of social phobias.
Also observed when a person has stress anxiety is the lack of appetite; although loss of appetite is considered both a reason and as the effect of stress anxiety.