Dating someone who suffers from anxiety

24-Jan-2018 10:44

Wait until they are calm and ask if they know what prompted the attack.Ask them when they are calm how or what they would like you to do for them when an episode comes on suddenly.Other places of interest like a zoo, carnival, circus or amusement park can also be great dating ideas if you wish to go easy on the activity but keep it casual and non-threatening at the same time.You may be tempted to take the person’s mind off of worries or bad episodes by enticing them into crowded places or situations they don’t want to be in.Have patience Many mental health professionals believe that first date are not really an issue with people suffering from anxiety disorders – in fact such people are hardly likely to do on a date unless they were confident enough to know they would be calm and relaxed.It is only with each successive and possibly successful date, that such people are more prone to anxiety attacks since then they start worrying unduly about the budding relationship.

Anxiety disorder is actually an umbrella term for a variety of mental disorders like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Phobias and so one.

Anxiety among healthy people is a normal even useful reaction to a stressful situation but among some people anxiety can take an extreme and chronic form even when there is no reason to.

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