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Anxieties - Phobias - Fears - Panic Attacks


Anxiety is a state of worry and nervousness. Unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune. Irrational Fear of simple things or social situations. An overwhelming feeling. Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events.

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Anxiety Woman Phobias describes having irrational, abnormal, unwarranted, persistent, or disabling Fear. Negative Thinking

Panic is a sudden sensation of fear, which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic agitation consistent with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction. Panic may occur singularly in individuals or manifest suddenly in large groups as mass panic (closely related to herd behavior). Reasoning

It's All in Your Head is a simple answer to a complex phenomenon that takes a lot of time and learning to fully understand.

Mind-Body Interactions

7 Steps To Better Mental Health, Austin Wellness Clinic (youtube, 21 mins.) Dr. Vincent Bellonzi
Anxiety Attacks Cure - Self Help Anxiety Treatment (youtube, 10 mins.)
Austin Wellness Clinic

Panic Attack are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something bad is going to happen. The maximum degree of symptoms occurs within minutes. Typically they last for about 30 minutes but the duration can vary from seconds to hours. There may be a fear of losing control or chest pain. Panic attacks themselves are not dangerous.

The Horror

Desensitization Psychology - Exposure Therapy

Separation Anxiety is an anxiety disorder in which an individual experiences excessive anxiety regarding separation from home or from people to whom the individual has a strong emotional attachment (e.g. a parent, caregiver, significant other or siblings). It is most common in infants and small children, typically between the ages of 6–7 months to 3 years. Separation anxiety is a natural part of the developmental process. Unlike SAD (indicated by excessive anxiety), normal separation anxiety indicates healthy advancements in a child’s cognitive maturation and should not be considered a developing behavioral problem.

Social Anxiety - Introvert
Stage Fright
Performance Anxiety

Anxiety 101 (PDF)

Xenophobia is the fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange.

Counter-Phobic Attitude is a response to anxiety that, instead of fleeing the source of fear in the manner of a phobia, actively seeks it out, in the hope of overcoming the original anxiousness.

Repetition Compulsion is a psychological phenomenon in which a person repeats a traumatic event or its circumstances over and over again. This includes reenacting the event or putting oneself in situations where the event is likely to happen again. This "re-living" can also take the form of dreams in which memories and feelings of what happened are repeated, and even hallucination.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - O.C.D.

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Hypochondriasis is illogically worrying about having a serious illness. This debilitating condition is the result of an inaccurate perception of the condition of body or mind despite the absence of an actual medical condition. An individual suffering from hypochondriasis is known as a hypochondriac. Hypochondriacs become unduly alarmed about any physical or psychological symptoms they detect, no matter how minor the symptom may be, and are convinced that they have, or are about to be diagnosed with, a serious illness.

Cyberchondria the unfounded escalation of concerns about common symptomology based on review of search results and literature online. Articles in popular media position cyberchondria anywhere from temporary neurotic excess to adjunct hypochondria. Cyberchondria is a growing concern among many healthcare practitioners as patients can now research any and all symptoms of a rare disease, illness or condition, and manifest a state of medical anxiety.

Neuroticism is characterized by anxiety, fear, moodiness, worry, envy, frustration, jealousy, and loneliness.

Mass Psychogenic illness is the rapid spread of illness signs and symptoms affecting members of a cohesive group, originating from a nervous system disturbance involving excitation, loss, or alteration of function, whereby physical complaints that are exhibited unconsciously have no corresponding organic aetiology. MPI is distinct from other collective delusions, also included under the blanket terms of mass hysteria, in that MPI causes symptoms of disease, though there is no organic cause.

Malingering is the fabricating of symptoms of mental or physical disorders for a variety of "secondary gain" motives, which may include financial compensation (often tied to fraud); avoiding school, work or military service; obtaining drugs; getting lighter criminal sentences; or simply to attract attention or sympathy. It is not a medical diagnosis. It falls under the broader scope of illness behaviour.

Anxiety Disorder are a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear. Anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast heart rate and shakiness.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry, that is, apprehensive expectation about events or activities. This excessive worry often interferes with daily functioning, as individuals with GAD typically anticipate disaster, and are overly concerned about everyday matters such as health issues, money, death, family problems, friendship problems, interpersonal relationship problems, or work difficulties. Individuals often exhibit a variety of physical symptoms, including fatigue, fidgeting, headaches, nausea, numbness in hands and feet, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, excessive stomach acid buildup, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, bouts of breathing difficulty, difficulty concentrating, trembling, twitching, irritability, agitation, sweating, restlessness, insomnia, hot flashes, rashes, and inability to fully control the anxiety (ICD-10). These symptoms must be consistent and ongoing, persisting at least six months, for a formal diagnosis of GAD.

No Anxiety
Anxiety Culture
Anxiety Help
Older Adults & Anxiety
Your Phobia
The Child Mind Institute
Overcome-Passivity
Treatment for Anxiety and other Mental Health Problems
Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Online Counseling
Body Image
Personality
Food Knowledge
Emotions
Fear
Freedom from Fear

Stress
Grieving
Traumatic Memories

Albert Bandura
Guided Mastery Treatment of Phobias

Who is the greater risk — the outside threat, or your own Fear

The difference between Awareness and Worry.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA

Coping Skills and Exposure Therapy in Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: Latest Advances and Future Directions.

One thought leads to another. So once and a while you have to stop and ask, where did these thoughts start and where are these thoughts headed? What is driving your thinking? Who's at the wheel? Awareness is a tool that you need to use and control, and you need to keep it sharp and strong, so you need to feed on knowledge and exercise that ability by Focusing, and by resting the mind and let it wander.

The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another (youtube)

STAR = Stop-Think-Act-Review

Systematic Desensitization also known as graduated exposure therapy is a type of behavior therapy used in the field of psychology to help effectively overcome phobias and other anxiety disorders. More specifically, it is a form of counter conditioning, a type of Pavlovian therapy.

Counterconditioning (also called stimulus substitution) is a form of respondent conditioning that involves the conditioning of an unwanted behavior or response to a stimulus into a wanted behavior or response by the association of positive actions with the stimulus. For example, when training a dog, a person would create a positive response by petting or calming the dog, when the dog reacts anxiously or nervously to a stimulus. Therefore this will associate the positive response with the stimulus.

Programming Yourself
Weighted Blankets
Relaxation Techniques
Coping (psychology)
Animal Assisted Therapy
Habits
Behavior
Self Smart
Confidence
Sanity

Delirium is an organically caused decline from a previously attained baseline level of cognitive function. It is typified by fluctuating course, attentional deficits and generalized severe disorganization of behavior. It typically involves other cognitive deficits, changes in arousal (hyperactive, hypoactive, or mixed), perceptual deficits, altered sleep-wake cycle, and psychotic features such as hallucinations and delusions.

Be careful what you watch on TV and understand that what you see and feel may not be real.

"Sometimes when you're nervous, chewing gum or eating something tricks the primal part of your rain into thinking that you couldn't be in danger because you're eating."

"When a diagnosis is based upon your description of your symptoms, you better know what you're saying and be able to accurately describe your feelings because you may be misdiagnosed and be given the wrong type of treatment."

Don't Sweat the Small StuffAnxiety is a series of questions that you forgot to answer. And when you have answered those questions, anxiety no longer exists. It's better to be Excited when Anticipating a unique moment in time. This way there are no questions to answer except after the experience is over. You should always be Interested to answer questions instead of feeling anxiety about what the questions may be or what the answers may be. After a simple Risk Assessment, it's time for you to explore the experience. Have Fun, and remember that there are no Mistakes, there's only learning.

Confusion comes from not knowing, anger comes from not knowing, depression comes from not knowing, a lot of things come from not knowing, it's time to know. 

In the Know is to be Informed and aware.

Confusion is disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably. Failure to understand. A mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior. A feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused. An act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended. A mistake that results from taking one thing to be another.

Misunderstanding is putting the wrong interpretation on. An understanding of something that is not correct. Interpret in the wrong way, Interpret falsely.

Bias - Contradiction

Chaos - Pandemonium is a state of extreme confusion and disorder.


How the Body Affects our Thinking


Thoughts can cause feelings and feelings can cause thoughts. You need to know the difference between paranoia and Intuition. Intuition is a feeling that can make you aware of something. Paranoia can cause you to have ill feelings, which in turn can cause you to have illogical thoughts, like a horrible feedback loop.

"The mind and the body act in unison and influence each other. Mental processes and somatic functions are inseparable, and full consciousness requires awareness of one's body."

Tryptophan can help boost your brain's calm mood and help relax you. Foods like bananas, soy, oats, milk, cheese, poultry, nuts, peanut butter and sesame seeds, to name a few, but it's not the same for everyone. 

Eating affects Thinking
Viruses affects Thinking
Hormones affects Thinking
Emotions affects Thinking
Weather affects Thinking

Psychosomatic Medicine is when mental processes act as a major factor affecting medical outcomes are areas where psychosomatic medicine has competence.

Assessments (Hypochondriasis)

Somatic is characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit.

Certain Thoughts can affect your Body (placebos)

Body Mind Emotional Connections
Gut Feelings - Over Eating
Things beyond our Awareness

Behavioral, Neural, and Computational Principles of Bodily Self-Consciousness, our perception of our body and environment affects how we feel. Body Image

The Human Project is a research platform that serves as a public resource for learning everything possible about the connections between our minds, bodies, and environment to enable the development of new theories, therapeutics, and policy recommendations to solve the toughest societal challenges facing us today.

Chemoreceptor is a sensory receptor that transduces a chemical signal into an action potential. In more general terms, a chemosensor detects certain chemical stimuli in the environment.

Mechanoreceptor is a sensory receptor that responds to mechanical pressure or distortion. Normally there are four main types in glabrous mammalian skin: Pacinian corpuscles, Meissner's corpuscles, Merkel's discs, and Ruffini endings. There are also mechanoreceptors in hairy skin, and the hair cells in thoreceptors of primates like rhesus monkeys and other mammals are similar to those of humans and also studied even in early 20th century anatomically and neurophysiologicall.

Motion Sickness is a condition in which a disagreement exists between visually perceived movement and the vestibular system's sense of movement. Depending on the cause, it can also be referred to as seasickness, car sickness, simulation sickness, kinetosis, travel sickness, or airsickness.

Mind and Body Interventions practices that "employ a variety of techniques designed to facilitate the mind's capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms", and include guided imagery, guided meditation and forms of meditative praxis, hypnosis and hypnotherapy, prayer, as well as art therapy, music therapy, and dance therapy. All mind–body interventions focus on the interaction between the brain, body, and behavior and are practiced with intention to use the mind to alter physical function and promote overall health and well-being.

Executive Functions

Depression in Young People Affects the Stomach, Anxiety the Skin

Neural basis of a Mind-Body Connection. Neural networks connect the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla, which is responsible for the body's rapid response in stress, depression and other mental states that can alter organ function.

Adrenal Medulla is part of the adrenal gland. It is located at the center of the gland, being surrounded by the adrenal cortex. It is the innermost part of the adrenal gland, consisting of cells that secrete epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and a small amount of dopamine in response to stimulation by sympathetic preganglionic neurons. Rather than releasing a neurotransmitter, the cells of the adrenal medulla secrete hormones.

When a mountain climber experiences Hypothermia, they can make the person feel hot, so they remove all their clothes, even though the air temperature is below freezing, this is why some mountain climbers are found dead with no clothes on.

Anti-Anxiety Diet Blood sugar swings could also feed your fears because you lack strength and energy to think straight and calm yourself. Breathing properly can help calm the sympathetic nervous system.

Not only do we need to accurately interpret what other people are saying, but we need to know how to accurately interpret our own thoughts. Not only do you need to carefully listen when other people are speaking, but you also need to carefully listen to your thoughts and what you are thinking. You also need to understand the underlying meaning of your thoughts. This is why awareness needs to be fully understood. It's more then a conscience or an operating system, it's an important ability that needs to be fully understood in order for it to benefit you, otherwise it's a wasted gift.

Meditation Influences Thoughts and Body

Limbic System (amygdala) is sometimes our emotional “pacemaker” that helps regulate emotions using brain neurons connecting to the prefrontal cortex.

Learning stronger coping mechanisms could help too as well as keeping away from people who push your buttons.

Reboot

Mental Breakdowns are in some ways like a Computer System Crashing. Sometimes on the Reboot there's a loss of information. Retrieving that information is important to being yourself again. That is, if you truly knew yourself to begin with. Know yourself, know the key attributes that make you who you are. Know these characteristics and know the words that describe these characteristics. You may have to reboot someday and recall who you were.

Crash (computing) is when a computer stops functioning properly. Often the program will exit after encountering a type of error. Most crashes are the result of executing invalid machine instructions.

Reboot (computing) is the process by which a running computer system is restarted, either intentionally or unintentionally. Turned off and then turned back on.

System Restore allows the computer user to revert their computer's current state to a previous point in time, which can be used to recover from system malfunctions or other problems. (including system files, installed applications, Windows Registry, and system settings).

Routines

All the things that are happening in my life are sometimes mind blowing and overwhelming. I'm just amazed by everything that is happening around me, like I'm in the middle of all these different things happening all at once, or perceived to be happening all at once. It's not what happens in the world, It's how you react to the world. You can't control everything, but you do need to control some of the things that are important, like stress. If you can't control stress, you will physically and mentally hurt yourself. You have to do what ever it takes to reset, relax and reaffirm. Sit quietly or meditate, read affirmations, do some yoga, remember to sleep, remember to exercise, remember to explore, remember to do something fun, and remember to read your goals and to read your things to do list. And Know the reasons why you're doing the things that you do. Reaffirm and reevaluate. Keep track of your accomplishments, and manage your time effectively and efficiently as possible. There are going to be bad days. You've had bad days before. So you have to keep learning and keep exercising your control. Remind yourself of the controls that you have over the outside world, as well as the inside world. Your memory must never be taken for granted, for there are many distractions everywhere. And don't ever punish yourself for making mistakes, just keep learning.

Twenty One Pilots: Ride I been thinking too much.. (youtube)




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