Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments for Teenage Anxiety Attacks.
All teens, like adults, feel uneasy when stressed. Dates, public speaking, meeting new people, sports, stage performances, and tests make us nervous. Some teens have significant anxiety. Some people get anxious just thinking about future events. Anxiety attacks are panic attacks or unwarranted fears of particular events or situations.
When is too much anxiety too much?
Excess anxiety is worrying and being worried for no apparent reason. Teens usually worry about specific things (like what was mentioned above). But healthy and unreasonable anxiety are different. Teens with anxiety attacks often overreact to ordinary things or occurrences that don’t bother others. In other words, excessive worry is an extraordinary reaction to basic or inconsequential things.
What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety attacks?
Situations affect people differently. There are no universal symptoms of an anxiety attack. Shortness of breath, chest pain, heartburn, smothering sensation, sweating, shivering, chilling or shaking, numbness in the head and face, neck and shoulder pain, palpitation, derealization or depersonalization, hyperactivity, dry mouth, fear of going crazy, headaches, stomach pain, and other body pains.
Be aware that some of the aforementioned signs and symptoms could also be brought on by other physical, mental, and medical disorders. They could also be the result of ongoing medical care, side effects of certain drugs, or the body’s natural response to something.
What are the available remedies for anxiety attacks?
Prescription medicines may be needed to treat severe anxiety attacks. Antidepressants and benzodiazepines are prescription drugs. Antidepressants take weeks to work, so take them regularly, not just during an attack. Benzodiazepines are very addictive and offer immediate relief, usually within 30 minutes. There are viable alternatives to medicine for treating anxiety.
One of the best strategies to treat anxiety attacks, or any anxiety problem, for that matter, is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Positive thoughts are substituted for negative ones as part of CBT, which focuses on the patients’ thought patterns.
Exposure therapy exposes the person to the physical sensations of panic in a safe and controlled environment. Through repeated exposure, patients gain greater self control and more confidence in facing fearful situation.
The body is balanced when there is a healthy diet, regular exercise, and enough sleep, which lessens the frequency of anxiety attacks.
Massage, aromatherapy, relaxation techniques, and breathing exercises all enhance wellness and reduce muscle tension.
Herbal remedies naturally reduce anxiety-related stress and agitation, hence resolving anxiety issues.
Anxiety episodes can be prevented by thinking kindly of yourself and talking to a supporting person.