What is anxiety neurosis?
Anxiety neurosis can take many forms. It might make you feel worried, nervous, fearful and panicky. You might develop physical symptoms such as raised heart rate and headaches. You might experience problems with sleep, or problems with concentration. When it comes to anxiety it is common to experience physical symptoms without having a clear idea about what is causing them. These are the kind of symptoms that if left unchecked may well develop into depression. It may be necessary to speak with your GP to assess your experience.
Some kinds of anxiety are normal, such as worry and nervousness when faced with a new job or starting university. Other types are more complicated, but in most cases the anxiety neurosis will relate to particular events and experience.
Different types of anxiety neurosis diagnoses
Some people will experience agoraphobia where they become anxious about leaving the house. This can cause all sorts of further problems in terms of work, and can lead to people becoming isolated, that in turn can become a cause of depression. Other people will be anxious about how their bodies look; this is referred to as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Other anxiety diagnoses include generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Some people find being given a specific diagnosis useful, while for others it can make understanding the causes of the problem harder.
How do I work with anxiety neurosis?
All of my work takes place through conversations. I have experience of helping people get a better understanding of what is causing their anxiety neurosis. It is often the case that there are particular issues and dilemmas generating the anxiety that the person suffering the anxiety is currently unable to see. Without taking the time to speak about our experience, working out what it is that is causing the anxiety can remain obscure, and that means that it is very hard to do anything about. Talking helps bring understanding, and that can be the beginning of getting a grip on a symptom that otherwise left unchecked can have a destructive effect on life.