Home   Сontacts   Map  
    Add stuff    |    Information
Allergies [16]
Allergy is a disorder of the immune system often also referred to as atopy.
Antidepressants [21]
An antidepressant is a psychiatric medication used to alleviate mood disorders, such as major depression and dysthymia.
Arthritis [27]
Arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body.
Cancer [24]
Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth
Cardio & Blood [6]
Risk factors for heart disease: infections
Cholesterol [16]
A fat-like substance called a lipid. It is used to build cell membranes, hormones and bile acids
Diabetes [26]
The inability of the body to produce, or the inability to metabolize, the human hormone insulin; Diabetes insipidus, usually a disorder of the ...
Epilepsy [22]
Epilepsy is a common chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures
Gastrointestinal [9]
The digestive tract is the system of organs within multicellular animals that takes in food...
General Health [62]
The infant, child or young person?s current health condition
Herbal [25]
Herbal tea, herbal medicine
Hormonal [23]
Hormones - Proteins produced by organs of the body that trigger activity in other locations.
Men's Health [4]
For men on fitness, health, sex, caree
Pain relief [21]
Pain management is the medical discipline concerned with the relief of pain.
Skin care [28]
The skin is the outer covering of the body
Weight Loss [24]
Loss of body weight by dieting or due to various easting disorders or medical conditions.
Women's Health [25]
Find information on women's health issues, and lifestyle at the Women's Health

Fresh material
Male fertility tests: fructose, anti-sperm antibody and post-coital tests Male fertility tests: fructose, anti-sperm antibody and post-coital tests
→ More
Impotence: some preventable causes Impotence: some preventable causes
→ More
Skirting stds Skirting stds
→ More
Male fertility: why are so many sperm needed? Male fertility: why are so many sperm needed?
→ More
Factors that affect your fertility: recreational drugs Factors that affect your fertility: recreational drugs
→ More
The most popular materials
Phen375 rebate chaoticsoul wp design by bryan veloso rate this file [99272 view]
Phen375 rebate chaoticsoul wp design by bryan veloso rate this file → More
How do the iris-signs originate? [33938 view]
How do the iris-signs originate? → More
Breast lumps: dysplasia, fibroadenosis [23682 view]
Breast lumps: dysplasia, fibroadenosis → More
Menstrual cycle: proliferative or follicular phase [11100 view]
Menstrual cycle: proliferative or follicular phase → More
Anxiety in the mind: nervous tension [10739 view]
Anxiety in the mind: nervous tension → More

Awaiting moderation 62146 Article

Anxiety in the mind: nervous tension

There is a difference between true apprehension and the more common nervous tension. They may occur either separately or in combination. Nervous tension is a less complicated sensation and lacks the feeling of impending disaster. We feel tense in the mind, the brain, or the whole self. Relaxation seems impossible. We feel wound-up like a spring and cannot let go. There is an absence of normal mental ease, and in its place there is the feeling of being overwrought.
This nervous tension of anxiety is often accompanied by physical muscle tension. When we are anxious, our muscles are tensed, ready for the call to action which in fact never comes. The tensed muscles may become sore and tender. If this is generalized we are said to suffer from nervous rheumatism, but more often the stiffness is confined to certain muscle groups, particularly those around the neck and shoulders.
Minor degrees of nervous tension show themselves in the way we function in our everyday life. There is a lack of ease about our reactions. Even in such a simple thing as walking, the natural ease of movement is lost, our arms do not swing in the accustomed fashion and our gait has the appearance of being strained and awkward. Sometimes these symptoms of anxiety very closely resemble those of organic illness.
A woman in her early fifties had been thoroughly investigated by a competent physician, and had had psychiatric treatment with drugs and discussion of various domestic problems. She complained to me that she was tired and lethargic. She was dizzy when she stood up and would become breathless when walking up a slight hill. She said that she was wobbly on her legs so that she had difficulty in standing to do the cooking.
I thought that an organic cause for her symptoms may have been overlooked, and I referred her back for further investigation, but nothing could be found. So I started her with relaxing mental exercises, and she has made a dramatic improvement, which shows that her symptoms were in fact due to anxiety. I later discovered that her unsteadiness on standing was due to the increased nervous tension in the muscles of her legs.
Nervous tension may be seen in our manner of speech. There is a tendency to talk abruptly and too quickly. The flow of words is interrupted and the observer is aware of a loss of natural ease of communication. In simple things such as writing, our tension makes us hold the pen too tightly. Our hand starts to shake, our writing becomes jerky, and the letters lose their normal rounded outline.
There is another aspect of nervous tension which further disturbs us. We do not like other people to know that we suffer in this way. It is considered socially desirable to be relaxed and at ease. To be tense and uncomfortable is to be socially inept, and as a result we do all we can to disguise our inner tension from those around us. We try to behave in a relaxed manner, and when we are seated we assume a posture of ease in the hope that others will not guess what is going on in our mind. In this attempt to keep from the others the truth as to how we feel, we concentrate on what we are saying and on the tone of voice as we say it. We try to present a facade to them so that they will not guess our true state of mind. To keep up this facade requires more and more effort. We have to concentrate on it so much that we can only give half our attention to the matter in hand. We become aware that we are not functioning to our full ability; we become more apprehensive, and our anxiety is still further increased.


Anti-Depressants/Sleeping Aid

Viewed: 10739

What else is watching the people who read this article:
Top rated online blackjack [20]
Ambien suicide [42]
Wizard of oz online slots [20]
HCG Diet [32]
Cialis paypal [19]

Keywords for this page: Anxiety in the mind: nervous tension
Total 62525 articles
Articles © ipeerx.com 2013