Firstly, we need to look at what anxiety is. Is it an illness? Is it a symptom? Is it psychological?
Thousands of people are diagnosed with this debilitating illness every year. In fact according to the Mental Health Foundation ‘Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain…as high as 9% of people meeting criteria for diagnosis’. Wow!
What I want to do in this post is to question whether anxiety is, what they say it is, ‘an illness’ or is there something more to it.For anyone of you whom have experienced some level of anxiety then you know it exists. May it be irrational thoughts or behaviour; panic attacks or poor coping mechanisms; anxiousness or heart palpitations. In fact the list of symptoms is too long to even publish them. So we can say these individual or group of symptoms are very real.
Now a lot of mainstream and complementary therapists will attempt to treat these symptoms with a specific treatment for anxiety. So the big question is why is it so difficult for some people to make that full level of recovery, and why do people get hooked onto long-term serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that includes a wide range of anti-psychotic or anti-depressant drugs?
It is all very worrying, but yet there is hope. You see, over the last 10 years I have been studying these types of cases in my clinic. What I intend to do in this post is reveal a new theoretical prospective about anxiety and how it is a by-product to how your energy system is currently functioning…to be continued in Part 2.
Meanwhile, please let me know what your experiences or understanding of anxiety or treatment by commenting below. Don’t forget your friends either.