Anxiety headaches are, at least for me, a symptom or warning of being overloaded with information or emotions. The feeling of dizziness comes on without warning and is typically triggered by information coming from OUTSIDE my own head. Maybe it's the kids or the spouse, the job or some other stimulus that pushes the right buttons that removes my equilibrium and overloads the circuits.
As the world has become increasingly complex, living has also become a difficult struggle. I'm not talking about suicide here but just the ability to function in a society without common goals or views is extremely difficult.
One example of this is the fact that parents raising children today do not have the same level of community support that was once evident. Teachers, no longer have the full and unwavering support of parents anymore, which in turn allows kids to act up and get away with it because no one is willing to do anything about it. The support mechanism for those doing the work of raising our next generations is in tatters. Thinking about these things can be quite overwhelming.
Although many of us can maintain some type of equilibrium within ourselves, we also tend to mentally add additional trigger points. We may then see something on the television or interact with someone that raises our emotional state into the danger area and the risk of having an anxiety Headache attack can happen without warning.
That's the problem with many of the anxiety attack related triggers. They can come on without warning and start seemingly without any stimulus. Our logical mind however knows that something, either internal or external brought on the anxiety attacks and the dizzy Headache feeling.
Luckily for the great majority of us, the dizzying feeling and emotional overload dissipates as fast as it comes on us. This anxiety headache is also part of panic attacks. These too are serious and brought on by emotional overloaded state.
I'm not a psychologist but just someone who also suffers from a serious emotional illness. I understand, probably much more than many of the highly educated because like many, I live with the illness and the symptoms daily. The psychologist types are appreciated here but the fact is that more than once the intelligentsia of our society have stood in the town square proclaiming their theories as truth that are later found to be wrong...usually after others were hurt.
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In the end, I don't think it's a matter of simply saying we have mental problems. I truly believe that the larger question is why aren't more of us struggling with the situation called life!