When Anxiety Becomes a Personality Disorder

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We all experience anxiety from time to time and many sufferers can relate to feeling uncertain, tense, and, perhaps even fearful at the thought of sitting an exam, going into hospital, attending an interview or starting a new job. Some worry about feeling uncomfortable and perhaps appearing stupid. These worries can affect your sleep, appetite and ability to concentrate. If everything goes well, the anxiety will simply go away...

Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

Very severe anxiety can sometimes lead doctors to diagnose people with personality disorders. Symptoms of the two most prevalent ones are described in this article.
It comes in two forms: 'impulsive type' and 'borderline type', both have the following characteristics: a strong inability to think and plan ahead in combination with no real self-control and the occasional sudden outburst of extreme anger. This anger can itself lead to other behaviors such as violence, particularly if these acts are challenged or stopped by people in the vicinity.

Anxious (Avoidant) Personality Disorder

Is characterized by pervasive and persistent emotions of insecurity, shyness, tension and apprehension. The person believes they are undeserving, unlikable, and inept socially, and not that important compared with other people. These feelings often mean the affected individual avoids relationships unless certain that they are liked by the other person.

Impulsive type emotional instability manifests itself with a low level of being able to control impulses. Violence and threatening behavior are frequent, and more often than not are direct responses to others criticizing the person affected.

Borderline type emotional instability

It can be characterized by strong doubts of personal aims, image and sexual preferences, leading to upset and distress. Debilitating feelings of emptiness can promote suicide, or at the very least self-harming. People get involved in emotionally taut, constrained relationships which frequently have crises, but which they try to remain in so as to avoid being abandoned.

Anxiety Booklet

As yet the diagnosis of this mental condition is controversial since its causes and treatments are not fully agreed upon. Certain sufferers benefit from being emotionally open enough to discuss past difficult and upsetting experiences. Through airing their problems they become able to better identify the risky situations and so learn how to then deal with them.

This free downloadable booklet is aimed at anyone who experiences anxiety. It looks into the causes of anxiety, its effects and what to do to reduce it to a manageable level : http://www.mind.org.uk/help/diagnoses_and_conditions/anxiety

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author avatar Tranquilpen
14th Jul 2012 (#)

Hello Steve, I thank you for the star sir.

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author avatar Denise O
14th Jul 2012 (#)

What a very interesting read. My hubby has anxiety bouts and they can be severe to the point if he is driving, he has to pull over and calm down. The funny thing is, it just happened one day, he never had any trouble before then he was driving home from work (about 4 years ago) and all of a sudden he felt as if he was drowning, as the air was getting too thick and things were closing in on him. He told me he felt as if he just wanted to get out of the car (On the bypass) and run, which is the classic flight or fight traits those with anxiety go through. Breathing in slowly and deeply and then exhaling all of his air and I mean all of it, then take in another deep breath, keep repeating until you are starting to relax seems to help him. A dose of melatonin at night also has helped him, as he then gets a great night sleep and that helps with his nerves. Anyways, great information on the pangs of anxiety. Congrats on the star page, as always, it is well deserved. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
15th Jul 2012 (#)

Hi Denise I really feel for you and your family yourself having gone through your painful youth and suffering chronic ill health in your present years. There is off course no magic silver bullet, but simply understanding why our bodies act out the way they do, goes a long way towards coping.When I first heard about what I am on the point of sharing with you, I was seriously skeptical! Having said that, I started investigating origins of pain and disease and found that cell memory lies at the base of all trauma. Just as I am experiencing very real pain in my non existent amputated right lower leg, at times, in the region of the heel and sometimes near the toes, it often hits with pinpoint accuracy between certain toes for example. The truth of the matter being, that it is, what is loosely called phantom pain and all such chronic pain seems to be caused by the cellular memory of trauma, be it physical or psychological. Something bad happened which causes your body's cells to remember it and then it manifests itself by attacking that part of the body or a part which it can best associate with that trauma. Like rashes for example, ever heard someone say: "He or she makes my skin crawl?" or he gives me a pain in the butt or he smothers me. The clue I found, is to use those sayings to lead you to exactly what our amazing bodies are trying to tell us. Only then, in finding the origin,can we make peace and actually heal ourselves. When the phantom pains come along, I think positively about what caused it and gradually it moves away. Chronic medicines don't cure us, when have you ever heard someone say:"I am finally cured from asthma, diabetes,arthritis etc. having used the meds? (a long response, but then it is my page, and maybe someone can find comfort in it.)

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author avatar Retired
15th Jul 2012 (#)

i suffer from anxiety, not as much as i used to but still they lurk. I had become ill through being like that, OCD and IBS both being the mains, however i have a bit more grip on myself now lol

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author avatar Tranquilpen
15th Jul 2012 (#)

Hello Adam, as you say: "still they lurk." On the periphery, just out there somewhere waiting to pounce. Dear friend, I am no clinical psychologist, and neither am I laying any claims to superior knowledge on the subject but I can but share my experiences in dealing effectively with past trauma. With regards to the OCD and IBS which are directly associated with anxiety. I have helped several friends to cope and am willing to discuss your condition confidentially AT NO COST. You are welcome to use the email facility at the top of this page if you like or download the free Pdf.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
15th Jul 2012 (#)

Thank you...very informative and well done Tranquilpen...

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author avatar Tranquilpen
15th Jul 2012 (#)

Hello Delicia, thank you for reading it.

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author avatar Sandralee
19th Jul 2012 (#)

Aloha, this article was the first of yours that i read. There were certain aspects i can relate to throughout my life. Never knew there was a word for it. Very enlightening.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
20th Jul 2012 (#)

Aloha, it pleases me to hear that some aspects of my article resonated with your own trauma and that hopefully there in will lie some comfort. Thank you for reading:-))

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author avatar A K Rao
31st Jul 2012 (#)

That is a nice article dealing with the current problem which most of us face on day to day basis! I appreciate your efforts and positive approach dear Tranquilpen!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
4th Aug 2012 (#)

Hello AK, you are most welcome my friend I am pleased that you found it useful. Thank you for reading it

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Aug 2012 (#)

The close family members suffer most. I feel everyone has mood swings to an extent and do feel life is becoming a grind and slipping away. My take is look around and then realities become clearer. We are all blessed more than we suffer. Thanks TP for such a useful share - siva

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