Anxiety is non-specified fear accompanied by worry, unease, and tension. Anxiety is not the same as normal fear as it is not tied to a specific object and is followed by the anticipation of some terrible but indefinite disaster. Defensive mechanisms often serve to eliminate or mitigate anxiety.
As a symptom, anxiety is present in depression, hysteria, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and many other psychological problems.
Anxiety response is the response to stressful situations and chronic pathogenic conflicts. Symptoms are a diffuse feeling of fear, anxiety, tension, worry, fear, unease, and helplessness in connection with an expected future disaster. There are also physical symptoms such as arrhythmia, trembling, stomach problems, and dizziness.
Anxiety disorders are a set of disorders characterized by anxiety. This group includes anxiety reaction, anxiety-depressive disorder (in which there are mixed symptoms of anxiety and depression which do not meet the criteria for diagnosing one of the two conditions), obsessive-compulsive disorder (anxiety is manifested when a person opposes obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions), generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder.
There are also anxious persons in which anxiety is a relatively permanent personal characteristic. Such people have the habit of perceiving stressful situations as insurmountable and highly endangering and then experiencing an even stronger sense of anxiety.
When is anxiety pathological and requires treatment?
All people sometimes find themselves a situation when they feel fear, concern, and unease. These are entirely normal, ubiquitous feelings that occur in some endangering and unpredictable situations.
Pathological anxiety is much more, and we can talk about it when a person exhibits the following symptoms:
- The feeling of anxiety that “overwhelms” the person
- A distorted view of oneself, others and the world
- Regression in thought
- Unpredictable emotional reactions
- Reduced interest in the outside world
- Neurotic and psychotic reactions
- Decline in productivity
- Disturbed sleep
- Disturbed relationships with other people.
Medications can help to relax the patient, with anxiolytics being most commonly applied. These include benzodiazepines, Librium, barbiturates, meprobamate. They are also known as tranquilizers.
However, benzodiazepines are very often there abused, which leads to addiction that is not at all naive.
The treatment of benzodiazepine addiction is one of the services most often provided at our hospital.
Treatment of anxiety at Dr Vorobjev hospital
We are here to help you get rid of the anxiety symptoms and eliminate this unpleasant feeling from your life.
With the help of our psychologists and psychotherapists, you will learn how to identify your fears and overcome them. We provide an individual approach to each patient, and we develop a treatment plan that will give the best results.