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TOPIC: Anxiety

Anxiety 09 Oct 2016 20:21 #10511

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This week I have noticed how serious anxiety is and not a lot of people are taking it seriously. Many people struggle with anxiety, and don't do anything about because they're either ashamed, in denial, or a lot that they don't like to come forward to. It is a constant feeling of worry and self doubt in your head, some learn to block it out but people with deep anxiety suffer overthinking.
It's sad how many people struggle through it but don't have the support. I have come forward to this subject because I know a lot of college students that have anxiety and did not get help earlier due to parents being in denial, or too much pride to do anything about it. It is a disorder that should be fixed it because it could lead to unhealthier lifestyles, and mental health.
I'm addressing this to college students specifically because I go to college as well and know how it feels like. To have anxiety eat you up is terrible because a lot of ambitions and goals are not going to be as exciting or motivating. All sorts of motivation will be shutdown, and you will begin to realize a pattern in your grades. It saddens me because a lot of students try their best to do well in school but their anxiety always gets in the way of their confidence and motivation to success.
The point of the post is to address anxiety, let people know that it's okay to ask for help, and others to open there eyes to see if anyone needs help.
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Anxiety 09 Oct 2016 22:27 #10524

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Excellent points! Id like to add that college students need to be educated on the early signs of anxiety like Headaches, stomach upset, or dizziness. Frequent urination or diarrhea. Shortness of breath. Muscle tension, tremors, and twitches. Fatigue or insomnia. And do like you suggest , get help.
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Anxiety 13 Nov 2016 23:22 #10943

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Yes! you are right! Many people have mental problem but they didnt know. If they know they have some problem, some of them do not want to accept it. However, it is important to see the doctor or counselor and accept the problems. It should not be afraid to face the problem.
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Anxiety 18 Nov 2016 17:38 #10970

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To be honest, I did not know what anxiety was until I got a feeling that I was going to have a heart attack. I went to the hospital and it turned out that I had an anxiety attack due to a heart break. I always overthink situations when I feel attacked, drama occurs or when I am stressed. I believe that anxiety is hereditary from my father’s side of the family. I started to experience anxiety symptoms once I was at my junior year, I have lived through those years without knowing what was going on with me. I am glad I received counseling which helped me understand anxiety more in depth.
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