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When we perceive a situation as dangerous, we naturally become anxious. If the perceived danger is real, that's okay. But when we have feelings of dread and apprehension without sufficient or specific cause, we feel anxious most of the time. Such anxiety itself becomes a cause for concern.
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Fear of Flying
Many people experience a fear of flying, from feelings of anxiety and panic just prior to the event, to full anxiety throughout the flying experience.
Fear of Flying has a restrictive, debilitating effect on your freedom to function, and certainly on your ability to enjoy life fully. One of the major laments of phobia victims is that they have lost control of their lives, due their inability to control their abnormal feelings of fear.
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Fear of Public Speaking
Many people experience a fear of public speaking, from feelings of anxiety and panic just prior to the event, to full anxiety throughout the speaking experience. These people will want to call Dr. Luann, who used to have the fear of public speaking and is now a past president of the National Speakers Association of Northern California.
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Social anxiety is one of the more common anxiety disorders. It is characterized by an intense fear of social situations where individuals fear that they will be judged by others. People with social anxiety may experience a high level of anxiety in anticipation of an event, or they may experience a panic attack at an activity, and/or may avoid social activities altogether. Some of the physical symptoms include racing heartbeat, tremors or shakiness, sweating, diarrhea, and blushing.
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Many people experience Performance Anxiety, from feelings of anxiety and panic just prior to the event, to full anxiety throughout the speaking experience. Performance Anxiety has a restrictive, debilitating effect on your freedom to function, and certainly on your ability to enjoy life fully. Major complaints include: lost of jobs, embarrassment, and continually dodging career advancement due to their inability to control their anxiety.
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Temporary depression is called "reactive depression." It's usually a natural reaction to a situation or event, such as loss of a job, a broken relationship, or death of a loved one.
But when the depression persists beyond a reasonable length of time it becomes a disorder with disturbances of mood, emotion, and judgment. It then becomes "functional" or "clinical" depression.
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Feeling lonely? If so, you already know it's a terrible feeling.
According to the dictionary, “alone” emphasizes isolation from others but does not imply unhappiness; whereas “loneliness” adds to isolation the painful consciousness of it. That's because feeling lonely does not always come from being alone.
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A phobia is a strong, persistent, and irrational fear elicited by a specific stimulus or situation. About one out of ten people suffer a severe fear of specific objects, activities, or settings. However, phobias can be easily overcome through quick and effective help (i.e., coaching, counseling, or therapy).
The list of phobias is virtually endless. It includes abnormal fear of death or dying, dentists, bridges, heights, closed spaces, open spaces, crowds, animals, public speaking, among many others.
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Sudden, spontaneous, severe panic attacks are a particularly debilitating form of anxiety. These attacks may last only a few minutes or as long as several hours, and usually occur without warning. Without adequate and proper intervention, panic attacks often increase in severity and frequency.
Sustained, severe anxiety can be mentally, emotionally and physically damaging.
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