Anxiety being disguised as a physical illness and usually Misdiagnosed.
Actress Shraddha Kapoor has revealed that just after Aashiqui 2 she started having “physical manifestation of anxiety”, stating, “There was this pain happening where there was no physiological diagnosis.” Further talking about her struggle with anxiety, she said, “Today, it’s something that I still deal with but it has become so much better than what it was.”
Anxiety is a feeling of tension and excessive worrying thoughts if prolonged often leads to physical symptoms such as increased heartbeats, change in the digestive system, impaired immune system. We often visit a doctor for our physical symptoms first, as we all want an immediate solution to the problems and in all this, we forget our mental and emotional well-being.
Anxiety, as mentioned, can happen to anyone who is not doing well emotionally. It is an imbalance in our emotional and mental well-being affecting our physical well-being. It is very important to understand the absence of a physiological diagnosis, is an alarm to check your emotional and mental well-being.
Let’s differentiate between anxiety and worry, we usually worry for a purpose and leads to problem-solving for example having a speech tomorrow, gives us a feeling of tension, yet we will find ways- such as practice speech. Whereas anxiety happens when we keep anticipating the future, present or past unreasonably. Giving you an example, we often keep thinking over and over if our partner loves us or not? We try to keep anticipating and evaluating our self – are we a good parent? Are we good in our profession? Are we good enough? Worry tends to be more specific while anxiety is diffusive. Anxiety includes mental imagery of the situation leading to severe emotional distress impacting our personal, professional life. To make it clearer these are the few symptoms of anxiety:
- feeling faint
- shortness of breath
- changes in body temperature
- feeling out of control of the situation
- numbness and sweating in the feet and hands
- chest pain
- heart palpitations
It is always good to take professional help to deal with anxiety. If left untreated it can limit person quality of life.
Reference: Psychology today.