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Anxiety was originated in 1520's from the Latin word
(anxieties) meaning anguish, anxiety and solicitude; is when a person is an unpleasant state of mind and is feeling fear, worry and uneasiness. It’s a normal human emotion, which everyone can say they had experience at times, and they will go through great lengths to avoid it. Anxiety can be related to anything that can be triggered by stress, and also can interfere with a person ability to function with their daily life.
While most of us will be familiar with the occasional anxiety, there are a great number of people that have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder. The symptoms of anxiety are often triggered by an event that the individual sees as undesirable, and the symptoms can last for various amounts of time. These conditions have multiple treatment approaches, including psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy and most often the afflicted individual will be able to live a normal life.
Causes of Anxiety
Environmental and external factors:
Stress from medical illness
Side effects from prescription medication
Lack of sleep
anxiety causes an inability to sleep or relax
death of a loved one
inherited from a parent
Types of Anxiety
Acute Stress Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD)
Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)
Substance Induced Anxiety Disorder
Tense or aching muscles
Numbness or a "pins-and-needles" sensation
Body enters "fight or flight" mode
increased heart rate, often "pounding"
stress and relaxation exercises
cognitive behavioral therapy
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)
may be useful for PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder
With more patients suffering from anxiety, here are some devices that can help detect and maintain it. New devices such as:
- a wrist worn sensor, that collects data about your body temperature ans stress levels. The data that collect is translated into algorithms.
Is a device that you put on your finger or thumb. The process of it is to check your skin temperature.
It can be attached to your finger or thumb, that senses your body skin temperature. From there it measures the expansion and contraction of your blood vessels. The expansion triggers the signal to the device, when your body is warming up, contraction cools it. It prevents you from sweating and having an anxiety attack.
Worry Watch Tracks
Helps track down your anxiety
Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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