Write down four points to prevent knowledge anxiety from becoming a “heart demon”

  New buzzwords, why don’t I know?
  Why didn’t I pay attention to the new viewpoints in the academic world?
  Busy every day, why still can’t grasp the key knowledge information?

  I always feel that I can’t keep up with the information trend, I don’t understand a lot of things, and I don’t know how to play; I stare at my mobile phone every day, read WeChat Moments, scan Weibo, Douyin, and I am always worried about missing information that is useful to me; I am nervous all day. Xixi, the pressure doubles, at this time we need to be highly vigilant whether we are affected by knowledge anxiety disorder?
  In this regard, let’s take a look at the professional answers from Deputy Chief Physician Yang Fangru of the Mental Health Center of Xiangya Hospital, Central South University!
  Knowledge anxiety disorder, also called information anxiety syndrome, is a new name in the information age. In the era of information explosion, the amount of information has increased exponentially. The human brain cannot accept and digest such a large amount of information for a while, resulting in a series of symptoms of tension and psychosomatic discomfort. In severe cases, nausea, vomiting, restlessness, and spirit may occur. Fatigue, frequent urination, urgency, insomnia, anorexia, job burnout, and interpersonal sensitivity. These symptoms can be regarded as the main manifestations of knowledge anxiety.

  Question 1: How many types of knowledge anxiety disorders are there? Is it a mental illness?
  Knowledge anxiety disorder can generally be divided into the following three types:
  1. Information indigestion. A large amount of information is input into the brain in a short period of time, but it is too late to digest, which leads to overload of brain information. Over time, migraines, dizziness, and distraction may occur. In severe cases, it may also lead to high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat.
  2. Information interference. The brain stores a large amount of interfering information of the same kind at the same time, which is far beyond the ability of individual information understanding and information processing. As a result, patients suffer from decreased judgment, confusion, memory, and work efficiency are affected to varying degrees.
  5. Information fear. Because of the rapid update of knowledge, I was worried that I would be left behind if I did not learn, so I had to work hard to learn new knowledge. Excessive learning burden due to fear increases psychological and physical stress, symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, forgetfulness, loss of appetite, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, etc., and even psychological symptoms such as school weariness, job burnout, unwillingness to go to work, unwillingness to communicate with others, etc. .
  Knowledge anxiety disorder generally refers to a set of specific clinical symptom syndromes with the above-mentioned manifestations, which has not been included in the category of mental illness.

  Question 2: Who are the high-risk groups of knowledge anxiety disorder? To what extent do I need medical treatment?
  Knowledge anxiety disorder mainly occurs in work environments that face high-intensity pressure and challenges every day (such as foreign companies, companies with high elimination rates), or in certain professional groups. IT practitioners, advertising practitioners, informants, teachers, doctors, journalists, etc., may all be the high-risk groups of this syndrome.
  When the symptoms of knowledge anxiety are mild and do not affect the normal work and study of the individual, it can generally be relieved through self-adjustment. However, if the self-adjustment is ineffective and the following two types of more serious anxiety occur, you need to seek medical treatment in time:
  1. Generalized anxiety (chronic anxiety)
  emotional symptoms: In the absence of obvious incentives, patients often appear inconsistent with the actual situation Too much worry, nervousness and fear, and feel that I have been in an inner experience of nervousness, fear, fear, and worry.
  Autonomic symptoms: Patients often experience dizziness, chest tightness, palpitation, shortness of breath, dry mouth, frequent urination, urgency, sweating, tremor and other physical symptoms.
  Motility restlessness: The patient is often restless, restless, irritable and difficult to calm down.
  Social function is impaired.
  The patient feels distressed because it is unbearable and unable to get rid of. The above symptoms last at least 6 months.
  2. Acute anxiety (panic attack)

  Feeling of near death or loss of control: In normal daily life, patients are almost like normal people. Once the attack occurs (some have a specific triggering situation, such as a closed space, etc.), the patient suddenly experiences extreme fear and experiences a sense of near death or loss of control.
  Symptoms of the autonomic nervous system appear at the same time: chest tightness, palpitation, difficulty breathing, sweating, trembling all over.
  It usually lasts a few minutes to several hours, the attack begins suddenly, and the consciousness is clear during the attack.
  The patient feels distressed because it is unbearable and unable to get rid of. There are at least 3 such episodes within 1 month, or the anxiety of fear of recurring after the first episode lasts for 1 month.

  Question 3: Say goodbye to knowledge anxiety, what should we do?
  Knowledge anxiety is often for people with knowledge needs. Most people with mild knowledge anxiety are positive and motivated, so they need to accept themselves and not excessively blame themselves. As long as we take the initiative to adjust our mentality, we can get effective relief. You can try to take the following methods to adjust yourself psychologically.
  First, learn to distinguish true and false information. This is an indispensable quality for people in the information age. It is recommended that individuals receive no more than two kinds of media every day to reduce information overload. Zhuangzi said: “My life has bounds, and knowledge has no bounds. If there is no bounds, it is almost dead!” Therefore, both study and work need to learn to focus on the key points and selectively use knowledge and information.
  Second, learn deep learning. The essence of knowledge anxiety is related to our personal impetuousness and poor learning ability. Because we can’t calm down, we often only learn some fur or fragmented knowledge. Because the depth and precision of learning knowledge are not enough, we will be due to knowledge in work. Feeling incompetent due to lack of skills and knowledge anxiety. Therefore, we should carry out in-depth learning according to our profession or interest, and master comprehensive and systematic knowledge and skills.
  Third, keep your life regular. Work and rest on time, do not stay up late, and ensure 8 hours of sleep a day to reduce physical and mental stress.
  Fourth, exercise at least 15 minutes a day. You can listen to more music to help yourself relax and reduce anxiety.
  Calm your mind and believe in yourself, the mild knowledge anxiety will naturally go away soon. You should know that you can’t make a fat man with one bite. Don’t let knowledge anxiety become a “demon”, bothering yourself and increasing your mental burden.