Thursday, 20 January 2011

Dora’s Essentials - For Examining Anxiety ... What's Normal, What's Not

Are You Really Having An Anxiety Disorder?
By Pandora Poikilos

Table Of Contents
Thinking Straight
Losing Control
Broken Relationships
Suicidal Thoughts

Needless to say, all of us worry about something or other during our daily routines. We worry about how well we've finished the report at work, we worry about whether we'll be able to get home in time even if there is a really bad traffic jam, we worry about loved ones who are in cars or other forms transportation and we even worry if we'll really be able to make payment on all our bills, worrying even more that no other expense will pop up to stretch us any thinner. Yes, we all have our own set of daily worries that come and go.

For some people, they find these sentiments of worry as a motivation to work harder and to ensure that all is in order financially which also means that they are fully capable of taking negative energy and turning it into positive results. Then, there are those who worry and nothing comes of it. They think a lot about a particular matter today which doesn't happen in the days to come and they are eventually able to laugh the incident away. This too is, normal.

However, when our worries become so pressing that they start to display physical, mental, behavioural and emotional changes alongside a series of stress related symptoms over an extended period of time, then we know these worries have escalated to a much more serious condition and would need to be dealt with the assistance of professional medical help or alternative stress management treatments. One of the more obvious symptoms that anxiety has got the better of a person is when they start having anxiety attacks that display symptoms such profuse sweating, rapid heartbeat, nausea, dizziness and the feeling of going to be faint or be in such severe pain even though physical contact has not ensued. Anxiety attacks are very scary experiences and when left unattended can result in detrimental results for the sufferer and the people around them. Here are some tips to point out how worry needs more attention that it is being given.

About The Writer
Pandora Poikilos has been writing for more than 10 years for various media which include newspapers, radio, television and various websites. A social media enthusiast who is passionate about blogging and finding her way around the virtual world, she wills away time in the real world by reading, writing and people watching. More about Pandora Poikilos.

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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
Paperback -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
Smashwords -

5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

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