With onset, typically in the middle teens, Social Phobia is a fear of appearing clumsy, silly, or shameful and of having this behavior observed by others.
A condition where one has panic attacks without warning. A panic attack usually lasts several minutes and is extremely upsetting and frightening. A panic attack is often followed by feelings of depression and helplessness.
Panic attacks can occur during stressful events and for no apparent reason, the disorder affects both males and females. However, despite their apparent “out-of-the -blue occurrence,” researchers concur that panic attacks are generally preceded by certain physiological changes and can often be flowed by feelings of depression and helplessness.
Symptoms could include:
Racing and pounding heart
Feelings of terror
Fear of going crazy
Fear of losing control
Dizziness and lightheaded
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
A common disorder that can be difficult to diagnose, because the symptoms are relatively unfocused; nervousness is low-key and chronic, and there are no panic attacks. If you have this disorder you are always thinking and dwelling on “what if” for every situation. You can feel trapped in a cycle of anxiety and worry. One often becomes depressed about life and your inability to stop worrying.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessions are recurrent thoughts, beliefs, or ideas that dominate a person’s thought content. They persist even though the person believes they are unrealistic and may try to resist them.
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
Severe anxiety triggered by memories of a past traumatic event. Victims are survivors of combat, rape victims, sexual abuse, sudden serious illness or death or spouse or child.
What does this mean? Mindfulness is awareness that arises from paying attention in the present moment and is nonjudgmental. We have no training in mindfulness all we have is training in thinking, this is about being present, heartfelt and paying attention to thoughts and embracing them with affectionate attention. Knowing that we are already whole, there is no place to go, and best to start where we are. Mindfullness helps us deal with the personal challenges of living in an ever-changing , uncertain world.