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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Real Look at Anxiety Treatment

By Diana Ketchen
The proper anxiety treatment is just one of those things that are necessary for an individual suffering from anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most common amongst all mental disorders in the United States. Approximately 40 billion people in the United States suffer from an anxiety attack at any given time.
Treatment for anxiety costs the United States more than $42 billion dollars per year. Suffering from this type of disorder can wreak havoc on every aspect of a person's existence. People quit their jobs, lose their friends, and some even lose their spouses because of this life altering disorder.
Symptoms of anxiety include chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, a feeling that one is losing control, racing thoughts, and a racing heartbeat. There are many things that can trigger anxiety disorder. If an individual is having financial problems or family issues, they are much more likely to become a victim of anxiety than someone who is not.
Experiencing a death of a close friend or relative may also heighten your chances. Getting a divorce or losing your job also make you a likely candidate. Anxiety disorder seems inevitable, and unfortunately, we all experience the symptoms from time to time. The right type of anxiety treatment can help to alleviate the symptoms and help the individual be able to cope with the illness much better than before.
Prescription medicine is only one of the ways to treat anxiety. There are plenty of people who cannot tolerate this type of anxiety treatment because it does more harm than good. For each anxiety symptom they have, they'll end up with a side effect from the medication. That is definitely not what people want to obtain from anxiety treatment.
Proper treatment for anxiety will work to treat the symptoms without added side effects. One treatment available for anxiety that does not have side effects is Passion Flower. Originally used as a sedative, Passion Flower is known for it's ability to soothe and calm the individual's body and mind. It helps to soothe a nervous stomach� and lower high blood pressure.
Another natural anxiety treatment is Humulus lupulus, which is known for its bitter flavor and aroma as well as its calming effects on the central nervous system. Valeriana officinalis is also a natural remedy used to calm and soothe the mind and body. It has sedative-like properties and can also help ease panic attacks, which are often associated with anxiety disorder.
All of the treatments listed above have no known side effects. There is nothing worse than knowing the medicine you are about to take could possibly kill you. It seems harsh, because it is. The side effects of prescription medications can sometimes turn deadly. Many of the most well-known anxiety medications have a very bad reputation for causing people to overdose. But you have a choice.
If you have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder or suffer from similar symptoms, you must know that there is always a way to get your life back. If you choose to take the prescription medication route, then always keep in mind what the possible consequence are that may occur. Other than that, there is an endless world full of just the right anxiety treatment for you. Put in the time and effort to research the various options available to you. After all, it is your health!
Diana is a Natural Health Consultant and is currently taking classes to earn a certificate in herbalism. Her website, Natural Health and Herbal Remedies, offers the knowledge, insights and experiences she has gained from her journey into the world of natural health and her quest to share it with others. Learn more about anxiety at her website.

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