Neurosis - a forgotten problem

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Today it will be serious, because about neurotic disorders.

Contrary to appearances, many people struggle with the so-called neurosis. I observe this problem more and more often in people of my age (28-33). So it is common, but very little is said about it.


What are neurotic disorders?

This is a group of mental disorders with a wide range of symptoms. A person affected by them is often aware of obsessions or phobias, but still feels fearful of them. It should be emphasized, however, that the symptoms I will write about in a moment are unlikely to be life-threatening. Moreover, neurosis is usually fully treatable, although there is no shortage of people who struggle with it for years without taking any action.


Symptoms of neurosis can be a whole bunch. Very often neurosis manifests itself in panic, which has no justification. For example, standing in a queue suddenly becomes accompanied by tachycardia, which is a very fast heartbeat. It is difficult to breathe and it seems that in a moment fainting will occur. Once out in the fresh air everything returns to normal, but it was not the lack of fresh air that was the problem, but the anxiety factor.

Anxiety can be related to too many people, a closed room or nothing in particular. Anxiety is often added to this, which also gives the above symptoms. Simply put, the person fears that he will again be met with fear combined with somatic symptoms. In addition, he is aware that the fear is unfounded and disproportionate to the situation. The person with neurosis realizes that this sample store is a safe place.

Neurotic states are often accompanied by difficulty in maintaining concentration and a constant need to move or even to move an object in the hands (e.g. constant playing with a pen).

Anxiety states are also often accompanied by hypochondria, which is a serious issue because neurosis is confused with a variety of conditions. A faster heartbeat may be interpreted as an arrhythmia, and an anxious state even as a heart attack. And so, instead of seeking help from a psychologist, people seek help from a cardiologist. Of course, it is worth examining the heart and eliminating the suspicion of cardiac problems in the first place, but when the echo, Holter, ECG come out fine, only then do you look for neurotic disorders.

Lack of action = development of neurosis

Most often, inaction goes hand in hand with the development of problems. Avoiding situations in which a person feels anxiety can lock him or her out of the house. In mild forms, shock therapy can work, although anxiety likes to return. So it's worth informing a specialist, even your family doctor, about your first symptoms. However, he or she may also suspect cardiac problems... Which sometimes may be true, but I suppose that in younger people neurosis is a much more common problem.


Is psychological support necessary?

In my opinion, not always. I believe that some neurosis-like symptoms may be related to insufficient magnesium and potassium levels, although I emphasize that this is just a guess. Personally, I used to have faster heartbeat for no reason and Aspargin (magnesium + potassium) helped me. Or maybe it's a placebo?

I have not experienced it personally, but all sources say that neurosis is fully treatable. Also, pharmacological support is not always necessary. Here it is worth to read scientific publications or visit the channels of specialists on YouTube. The knowledge contained above is based only on my experiences and conversations with people who are affected by this problem.

One person found it difficult to even go out to a restaurant for fear of anxiety, but the support of a psychologist helped and today she can enjoy holy peace.

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