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Joshua Fletcher explains anxiety disorder in 30 seconds (how to identify when you should seek help!)

UK Psychotherapist and Author, Joshua Fletcher (@anxietyjosh) explains anxiety in the following way:

To put it simply, anxiety symptoms can be broken down into three key areas;

  •                Thoughts
  •                Feelings
  •                Sensation

Thoughts – anxious thoughts start with ‘What if…’ and are usually paired with catastrophic questions such as ‘what if I fall and suffer a life-changing injury’ or they often include self-critical statements like ‘I will never be the type of person who gets what they want’;

Feelings – feelings of dread, fear, doom, or a sense of foreboding;

Sensations – the physical side of anxiety; dizziness, chest pain, muscle tension, nausea, etc.

The rule of thumb is that if you are experiencing these symptoms for the majority of your day, you may want to consider speaking to your doctor or a mental health professional so that you can begin your journey to recovery as soon as possible.

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