Anxiety is often a future-oriented mood state in which a person is ready or prepared to attempt to cope with upcoming negative events or tasks.
Anxiety is generally considered to be a somewhat normal reaction to stress related illness. However, anxiety is a mostly unhealthy reaction or coping mechanism a person uses to deal with difficult situations and upcoming events. When anxiety becomes excessive, it may fall under the classification of an acute anxiety disorder.
Symptoms and indicators of anxiety include excessive, ongoing worry and tension, an unrealistic view of a problem, feeling “edgy”, being easily startled, trouble falling or staying asleep, nausea, headaches, panic attacks, tiredness and headaches.
Traditional solutions focus on controlling symptoms and not identifying and eliminating the real cause of them. Counselling spends a lot of therapy time talking about how you feel as well as searching for individual triggers and the history of these triggers this can take a number of years sometimes decades and sometimes relies heavily on medication to help manage the symptoms and other options are rarely explored leaving it up to the sufferer to find their own alternative solution.
People who eventually find and attend Fountainhead are looking for a real solution, an educational solution, to be finally taught the real cause of their stress, depression, anxiety and self-esteem issues and how to eliminate them long term.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is an effect of diverse and varied psychological trauma.
PTSD comes in all shapes and sizes. Events which catapult individuals into PTSD may involve the threat of death to oneself or to someone else, or to one’s own or someone else’s physical, sexual, or psychological integrity. These threats overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope.
Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include re-experiencing the original trauma(s) through flashbacks or nightmares, avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma, and increased arousal – such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, anger, and hypervigilance. Formal diagnostic criteria maintain that the symptoms last more than one month and result in significant impairment of social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
The onset of full symptoms generally occurs in late adolescence or young adulthood. Diagnosis is based on the person’s self-reported experiences, as well as observed behavior by skilled professionals. Episodes of abnormality are commonly associated with physiological distress. Bipolar sufferers are at an elevated risk of suicide, especially during depressive episodes. In some cases, bipolar is long-lasting, harmful disorder.
In others, it has also been associated with creativity, goal striving, and positive achievements. There is significant evidence to suggest that many people with creative talents have also suffered from some form of bipolar disorder. Genetic factors contribute substantially to the likelihood of developing bipolar disorder, and environmental factors are also drawn in.