What Causes Anxiety Attacks
What causes anxiety attacks?
Anxiety is a normal feeling experienced by everyone when unsure of something that confronts him. It is a condition of mental uneasiness caused by fear of danger or misfortune. It can also be just an intense desire or eagerness for something. When the intensity or fear becomes too much, anxiety becomes a problem, a form of mental disorder that is not uncommon. This high intensity leads to anxiety attacks. It is said to affect ten percent of the human population. While the figure given is high, there is no cause for being over-anxious about it. Anxiety attacks are rarely fatal unless it is taken for granted and not treated as it should be.
In answer to the question, “what causes anxiety attacks”, anxiety attack causes are varied.
Sometimes, normal things like presence of knives in a kitchen can cause an intense reaction to some people. The psychic tension in an over anxious person is obtained from past experiences with something in some events. There was once a nice gentleman who was intensely afraid of the dark. Many taught he was foolish until they were told the man’s brother fell from the stairs and died while there was a blackout in their place. The darkness triggered a memory in that man’s mind, so intense that he became frantic when ever lights are put off. In other words, the cause is always subjective in nature or from the viewpoint of the person suffering the panic attacks. It is then a matter of past experience. The trauma felt in past experience can cause them.
For some people, fear of losing one’s job become so intense that it cause anxiety and they experience sleepless nights worrying. Others fear of some misfortune that might come to them. Bad things happen to people. This fact is true but one should not dwell on it apprehensive that it might happen to them. This apprehension is indeed normal. The really bad thing is when one worries too much about misfortunes that have not yet come.
Anxiety attacks are caused by many things, most of them imagined.
Intense feelings can also trigger anxiety attacks. Even love can cause anxiety. If a person loves a person too much that the thought of losing the beloved is too intense, this can lead to anxiety and can cause anxiety attacks. When parents put too much pressure on children to perform well in school or in sports, they don’t realize that they are causing anxiety and in many cases, children react negatively by sulking, become nervous and even totally fail in their school activities. On the other hand, the pressure might be coming from within. Feelings of inadequacy often lead to anxiety in children who are naturally not endowed with enough talents to excel at school. Parents must be very supportive of their children even if they are not performing well. They must realize that not all can be excellent students. Acceptance of one’s limitations is a trait which can help persons from having anxiety attacks. All of these observations show that anxiety attacks are emotional in nature. The emotions mostly involved are fear and worry. These feelings must be dealt with by facing them squarely and accepting the reality of the present and disregarding future events that are yet to come.
Don’t let your children with social anxiety, stress, panic and anxiety attacks be ruled by fear.