Anxiety is one of the most common causes of mental illness and affects over 40 million adults in the United States, as per a report by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). The association describes a panic attack as an abrupt onset of intense discomfort or fear.
A panic attack can occur out of nowhere and there may be no definite reason at all. The person may even strike when feeling anxious. Their body reacts as if they are in danger even if there is no threat at all.
What is a Panic Attack?
According to experts, having an understanding of how a panic attack manifests and how long it can last other than what it is can be crucial for you to be able to deal with it. Be open to sharing what and how you feel, accepting what others have to say about your symptoms. Remember that anxiety is not always dangerous. It is quite normal to occur at some point in life.
Dealing with Anxiety Naturally
Having a proper track of your eating habits – what you can eat and what you cannot – can help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. Experts suggest avoiding sugar when having anxiety symptoms. Add a few drops of CBD oil to your salads, cookies (if you bake), or you can mix it with your cooking oil. Consider replacing simple carbohydrates in your meals with complex ones such as quinoa, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, etc.
When you feel fuller for a long time, you remain calm psychologically. Besides, foods that are rich in zinc, magnesium, vitamin B, and omega-3 fatty acids help alleviate anxiety.
Dealing with Anxiety at Work
According to ADAA, the following are some tips to deal with anxiety in the workplace:
Dealing with Anxiety at School
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), United States, advises parents of children with anxiety to ensure that their children eat a healthy diet, exercise at least 60 minutes, and get enough sleep every day.
If your child is having a hard time focusing during school time, it could be a sign of hyperactivity or attention-deficit disorder that requires medical attention. An overly-anxious behavior of your child at school can benefit from therapy. Be friends with your children so that they don’t hesitate to share things with you.
Anxiety is not always a problem; it is natural in people at some points in life. Always keep track of your eating habits and add exercise to your everyday schedule to alleviate anxiety symptoms.