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Recognizing Anxiety in Others

There are many different forms of anxiety disorders, however, there are many common symtoms that many of these disorders share which can help others identify if someone is suffering from an anxiety disorder. If you feel that something is not right with someone you care about and think they are suffering from the symtoms of anxeity, the best things to do is reach out and check up on them to see how they are doing. Also note that this is not a way to diagnose or label someone, and that only a mental health professional can can properly diagnose an individual with an anxiety disorder. Some of these symptoms include:

The easiest and best thing to do for an individual who you notice with these symtoms is to listen and talk about the thing(s) in his/her life that are the sources of their stress and being patient with what they need to say. Social support from family and friends have been shown tobe the best and most proactive against lowering the levels of anxiety. Things NOT to do would be the shame your friend or family member with comments like "just get over it" or "don't worry about it." Anxiety disorders are not something we can ingore, and it is crucial that we recognize these symtoms early and provide the proper help and resources that the individual needs. 

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Fortunately, there are things you or someone you know who is experiencing anxiety disorders. There are many different options to try to relieve and manage these symtoms. Some natural remedies include exercising more often, eating a healthy and nutritious meal, and taking a few minutes of your day to focus on the way you breathe. In addition, there different anti-anxiety medications that are effective as well as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive and medication free treatment. 


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