A score of 13-19 on the CPRS Anxiety Test is indicative of a mild anxiety.
Fortunately, mild anxiety is very treatable. In fact, there are many things that you can do on your own in order to alleviate the symptoms of mild anxiety and to raise your mood levels.
Below is a list of symptoms. If you have experienced these symptoms for a duration of two-weeks or longer, you are eligible for a anxiety diagnosis. For a thorough list of the different types of anxiety and treatment methods, please read our Anxiety Guide.
– Heart palpitations
– Heavy sweating
– Feelings of fear, dread and worry
– Muscle twitching
– Obsessive thoughts
– Having difficulty maintaining focus
– Digestive problems / gastrointestinal problems
– The urge to avoid certain stimuli
If you have taken our CPRS Anxiety Test and received a score within the boundaries for what is considered a mild anxiety, then there are several things that you can do in order to make yourself feel better. What is more, these remedies usually involve activities that you can do on your own so there is no need for pricey therapists or medicine.
The first thing you can do if you are suffering from a mild anxiety is to exercise. This form of treatment has proven so successful that many doctors and psychotherapists have begun prescribing it to their patients. This has to do with natural increase in serotonin and endorphin levels within the body. Studies show that a simple 30-minute walk once a day is enough to raise serotonin levels and in turn alleviate symptoms of anxiety.
Relaxation techniques have also proven to be useful in combating symptoms of anxiety. Examples of such techniques include yoga, long baths, meditation, breathing exercises and resting in the dark.
Stress Management Techniques
Stress management is also an important concept in the fight against anxiety. Anxiety is a reaction to a perceived external threat. Therefore, symptoms of anxiety are often stimulated by external stimuli such as exams, work deadlines, certain animals, people, and situations amongst other things.
The more you understand what it is that triggers your anxiety, the more steps you can take to limit your exposure to them. Organising your daily life with this in mind will help reduce symptoms of anxiety.
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