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How to identify anxiety, anxiety states or anxiety disorders ? — Part 2

How to identify anxiety, anxiety states or anxiety disorders ? — Part 2

4.In terms of how others feel about you

  • Anxious emotion: normal people can easily understand your thoughts.
  • Anxiety state: normal people will feel that you are paranoid, one-sided, extreme, stubborn and unnecessary. The more severe normal people feel that you are incomprehensible.
  • Anxiety disorders : normal people think you are not right in the head.


5.In terms of somatic symptoms

  • The difference between anxiety states and anxious emotions is that anxiety states already have somatic symptoms of plant nerve disorders, that is, they begin to have physical problems. Anxiety is a more singularly existing psychological problem, and there are generally no obvious somatic symptoms.
  • The difference between anxiety states and anxiety disorders is that anxiety states can still use psychological adjustment and distraction to relieve symptoms, and the symptoms are not persistent, and there are still times when the anxiety is not stressful and anxious, that is, anxiety states still have psychological properties. In contrast, the thinking distractions and somatic symptoms of anxiety disorders are continuous (or at least frequent), leaving little room for patients to breathe.

 6.In terms of the type of distractions, their duration and their impact on social functioning

  • Anxiety: All are conditioned anxiety (with exact causes), with specific social life factors that lead to distractions. The distractions are usually not frequent or persistent, but rather phasic, so the impact on social functioning is not significant.
  •  Anxiety states: primary anxiety (unexplained and inexplicable) begins to appear, and conditioned anxiety is mixed with primary anxiety. The higher the proportion of primary anxiety, the more severe the anxiety state. As somatic symptoms and thought distractions become more frequent, they begin to have a noticeable impact on social functioning.
  •  Anxiety disorders: completely dominated by primary anxiety. Even if there are triggers for conditioned anxiety, by the time the anxiety disorder is over, it has become irrelevant. Instead, primary anxiety (without any specific condition) becomes the main source of nervous fear. Persistent tension and fear severely affect the patient's social functioning, and severe patients are unable to even take care of themselves.

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