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Anxiety and How to Cope With It

With the world going through troubling times like the war in Ukraine, it is quite common to suffer from anxiety and stress. That deep pit in your stomach, not feeling

20 days ago

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With the world going through troubling times like the war in Ukraine, it is quite common to suffer from anxiety and stress. That deep pit in your stomach, not feeling like eating anything, trouble sleeping and heartbeat racing faster could be reasons that you are suffering from anxiety.

Anxiety can make your day-to-day life challenging. People suffering from anxiety feel worried, stressed, uncertain, unhopeful, and nervous. Apart from mental effects, anxiety has physical effects on the body too. This includes sweating, nail-biting, shaking, headaches, and stomach aches. In worst cases, anxiety can lead to panic attacks.

If you have been suffering from any of the above physical or mental symptoms it could be possible that you are anxious. Anxiety is not necessarily a permanent feeling. Some people feel anxious during certain events. This could be having to face a large audience, appearing for exams, going for interviews, struggling to meet deadlines at work, driving, or even small tasks such as cooking.

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If you have been suffering from anxiety and stress for a long period it would help to see a mental health doctor and get prescriptions to help you deal. Make sure to open up to your doctor or therapist and describe all your symptoms and feelings that you have been experiencing so that your doctor can diagnose you well and give you the right medicines or refer you to therapy.

If your anxiety is due to trouble processing the news on the war in Ukraine or other countries around the world, take some time out to disassociate yourself from the news. Taking part in volunteer activities to help war-affected families can also help to make you feel better.

Aizah Hasan

Published 20 days ago