No, anxiety symptoms can never go away forever. They are like our emotions and they are constantly present. From time to time, using certain techniques, you may reduce their frequency and intensity, but this does not mean that they will not reappear in specific situations.

Anxiety attacks and its symptoms usually last from a couple up to 30 minutes, but they can also
occur in episodes that can last for hours and sometimes for days. The difference in the duration and intensity of the symptoms, determines, whether it is normal anxiety that occurs in everyone, or whether it is an anxiety disorder.

The symptoms of an anxiety attack may not cause a heart attack, but as the symptoms are very similar, person experiencing the anxiety attack may think it is a heart attack.

Anxiety symptoms and panic attacks can seem like horrifying experience and many people with this experience testified that they thought they are dying. However, you cannot die from anxiety.

Health caused anxiety or hypochondria is a psychological disorder of excessive thinking about physical functions and the fear of having or getting a serious illness. People who suffer from hypochondria tend to be overly anxious and they have difficulty to control emotions and do not accept the fact that their illness is psychogenic. Hypochondria can also be a symptom of a serious psychiatric disorder such as depression or anxiety disorder. Symptoms of hypochondria can be reduced by convincing the person that there is no problem by the talk with doctor, family members and friends, but, unfortunately in most cases, it is not enough. Since the treatment of people with hypochondria is very difficult because of the reason they think
that they are seriously disturbed and that the physicians cannot find the true cause. Cognitive-behavioral therapy has proven to be the most effective method of treating people suffering from
hypochondria. It is a short-term therapy aimed at solving problems and developing methods of confronting with symptoms.

Anxiety symptoms can be reduced by:

  • practicing breathing exercises,
  • regularly exercising deep relaxation,
  • improving nutrition including: the intake of vitamin supplements,
  • learning techniques to stop panic attacks in the early stages
  • exposing situations that make us anxious,
  • recognizing and expressing feelings,
  • questioning and challenging negative internal speech,
  • by questioning and challenging the distorted beliefs underlying the problem,
  • by using self-encouraging affirmations

It is very important that we are guided through these techniques and activities by an expert who will
monitor our process of recovery and reduction of anxiety symptoms.

When we talk about anxiety symptoms, that are not common and only occur in certain situations that we perceive as stressful, the causes can be various and they vary from person to person.
The symptoms of anxiety are not well known, but it is known that they include both physiological and psychological factors. Some of these factors may include: pressure at work, partner or family problems, divorce, loss of important person, new job, relocation, illness detection and so on.

When we are driving beginners, driving for the first time or driving to new places that we have not been to before, it is quite okay to feel mild anxiety symptoms, because these are stressful situations that we experience for the very first time. In these situations, these symptoms do not block us while driving and we can control them and stay focused on the commands and path we go. If the symptoms are of greater intensity and they are blocking us in such a way that we make mistakes or feel dizzy and insecure in our ability to drive, we should stop and call for help. If our anxiety symptoms when driving repeat or intensify so that we have the feeling we must give up driving completely, then we should consider getting help because of the phobia of driving.

Anxiety attacks during the night can be associated with sleep disorders, but sleep disturbances can also occur due to the onset of anxiety symptoms. The symptoms of an anxiety attack are general in
all situations, except that in this situation, they may wake up the person from a sleep or make it difficult for him or her to fall into sleep.

Social anxiety disorder in children is a fear or anxiety related to one or more social situations in which the child is exposed to possible evaluation by other adults or children.


In order to determine the existence of this disorder, it is necessary to visit a psychologist, who will determine whether it is a disorder based on the onset of symptoms and their duration. As in adults, symptoms should last at least 6 months or longer for the disorder to be resolved.


In children, this disorder is most often manifested in school when they need to answer the subject, give a presentation, but also when conducting conversations, meeting new people or peers. In children, fear or anxiety can be expressed by crying, outbursts of anger, numbness, withdrawal, inability to speak in social situations.

Symptoms of eating anxiety can occur in people suffering from some eating disorder. For many
people, this is a basic daily activity, while it can cause high-intensity anxiety for people who suffer some form of an eating disorder. In addition, eating anxiety symptoms can also occur as a part of a social bonded anxiety disorder, or
social phobia. People may have these symptoms when they think that they are in the center of someone’s attention and when they are watched during eating, drinking, or holding cutlery.

An anxiety attack in teenagers occurs when there is a specific external stressor and when the person is aware of it. An anxiety attack can be a symptom of an anxiety disorder even though people suffering from anxiety disorders may not all experience an anxiety attack.

An anxiety attack includes the following symptoms:

  1. a sense of dread,
  2. shallow breathing,
  3. rapid heartbeat,
  4. cold hands and sweating.

Anxiety attack does not exist in the psychological literature, but the term is used to describe anxiety feelings that do not grow into a panic attack.

The exact causes of social anxiety disorder are unknown, but it is believed to be due to a combination of biological, social and genetic factors.

Some negative childhood experiences can also be the cause of this disorder, such as: growing up in a dysfunctional family, bullying, various forms of abuse.

Some children develop this disorder by looking at a parent suffering from an anxiety disorder, and some because they grew up in an environment with too much control and protection.

Cognitive behavioral therapy has been proven to be most effective in the treatment of social anxiety disorder. The goal of this therapy is to help the person understand how negative thoughts and
beliefs affect emotions and behavior and through the therapeutic process change negative thoughts and beliefs into positive ones.

In cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation, deep breathing, overwhelming techniques, exposure to experiences that make a person anxious, adopting social skills, and techniques of confronting with stressful situations.

Social anxiety disorders are also known as social phobia and are one of the most common anxiety disorders. It contains the fear of being embarrassed or expressed in situations where one is exposed
to the gaze of others, or performing some actions in front of others.


This fear is of much greater intensity comparing to the normal social anxiety that most people have experienced in a situation that performed some actions in front of others. The fear is so intense and blocking, that people often start to avoid existing situations where they may experience large amounts of anxiety.


Fear is, in most cases, irrational and comes from inside thoughts. A person thinks that he or she will say or do something that others will process as stupid, crazy, anxious, and weak. In most situations, this fear is overblown with the given situation and the person is recognizing it but still cannot control the symptoms.

Generalized anxiety disorders are characterized by chronic anxiety lasting at least six months. People suffering from generalized anxiety disorder have the feeling of experiencing constant anxiety or anxiety without the complications that are characteristic of other anxiety disorders.

In order, for a person, to be diagnosed with this disorder, during six months, his or her anxiety must be related to two or more stressful factors for example: such as finances, relationships with other
people, health or success at school. The intensity and frequency of worries is always outweighed by the possibility that the event person is afraid of, will actually happen.

Generalized anxiety disorders contain at least three of the following six symptoms:

  • anxiety and disturbance,
  • easy fatigue,
  • difficulty concentrating,
  • irritability,
  • muscle tension,
  • sleep problems.

The types of anxiety disorders are:

  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Selective mutism
  • Specific phobias
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
  • Panic disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Anxiety disorder caused by psychoactive substance / drug
  • Anxiety disorder due to other medical conditions
  • Other specific anxiety disorders
  • Unspecified anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder can only be diagnosed by a specialist psychiatrist based on the symptoms that occur and the DSM-5 manual, which is used to assess and identify psychiatric disorders. People suffering from social anxiety disorder have difficulty with daily functioning. Social anxiety disorder is suspected if symptoms persist for 6 months or longer.

Stress leads to anxiety symptoms. Anxiety symptoms include: rapid heartbeat, abdominal cramps, pain in the stomach, muscle tension, headache, frequent urination, sleep disturbance, palm
sweating, negative thoughts (constant thought that something bad will happen), tension and hypersensitivity to sounds.

The symptoms of anxiety in children are manifested in following conditions: when a child says to be afraid constantly, when child closes to his/herself, acts as if it is constantly worrying about
something.


Children can also have physical reactions and start complaining about abdominal pain, feeling pain in whole body, headaches, heart palpitations, excessive sweating. In addition, children can try to avoid situations that make them anxious, so they will ask their parents not to go to kinder garden, school, birthday, training and so on.

Symptoms of anxiety in adults are:

  • excessive anxiety,
  • restlessness,
  • feeling like we are on the edge,
  • fatigue,
  • muscle tension,
  • problems with concentration,
  • irritability,
  • sleep disturbances.

Natural cures for anxiety, depression and panic attacks vary from person to person. The most
important thing is that each person chooses for themselves what works best for them. Natural remedies can be: going to the gym, running, zumba, practicing yoga, progressive muscle therapy, aromatherapy, autogenic training, cannabis oil, relaxation teas, writing texts, socializing with pets,
hiking, psychotherapy.

These natural remedies can be helpful if the symptoms are not frequent and do not have big
intensity. When it comes to anxiety disorders such as anxiety, depression and panic disorders, natural remedies are not an option. They can only serve as an extra help to the medication therapy that will be prescribed by a professional, such as psychiatrist or doctor.

In order to reduce anxiety that occurs during public speaking, good preparation is principal. After we prepare properly, it is important to leave enough time to exercise properly. We can practice by imagining our public performance at home, and practicing alone or in front of a mirror. We can include our loved ones as an audience, to make it seem as authentic as possible. We can also use the
visualization method.


Since coffee and cigars increase anxiety, if you are a smoker or love coffee, try throwing it out before performing.Eat something few hours before the show to get enough energy. Try to get rid of negative and doubtful thoughts. Practice deep breathing, use meditation or any of the relaxation techniques that seem to suit you best.


Try to be as natural and spontaneous as possible and remember that anxiety is greatest until you
step on the stage and start your performance, after that its intensity decreases and we become the
one who controls the situation.

In order to reduce anxiety that occurs during public speaking, good preparation is principal. After we prepare properly, it is important to leave enough time to exercise properly. We can practice by imagining our public performance at home, and practicing alone or in front of a mirror. We can include our loved ones as an audience, to make it seem as authentic as possible. We can also use the
visualization method.


Since coffee and cigars increase anxiety, if you are a smoker or love coffee, try throwing it out before performing.Eat something few hours before the show to get enough energy. Try to get rid of negative and doubtful thoughts. Practice deep breathing, use meditation or any of the relaxation techniques that seem to suit you best.


Try to be as natural and spontaneous as possible and remember that anxiety is greatest until you
step on the stage and start your performance, after that its intensity decreases and we become the
one who controls the situation.