From Latin anguish ("angostura" , "difficulty" ), the anguish is the grief or affliction . It's about a affective state which implies a certain psychological malaise, accompanied by changes in the organism (such as tremors, tachycardia, excessive sweating or shortness of breath).
For example: “I hope to get a job in the next few days, I can't live with this anguish, “It makes me very anxious to know that you will leave soon and I will not see you again in a long time”, “Last week I felt anguish over the situation, but little by little I got used to it”.
Anguish can be a reaction to the danger or before something unknown. You may even feel anguish without a precise cause. In these cases, the concept has a similar meaning to fear wave anxiety : “I went through anguish when we were locked in the elevator”, “Juan felt anguish with the change of school”.
The stressful pace of life that we lead, the professional or personal complications that we have to face in our day to day or economic difficulties are some of the situations that lead many people to find themselves at the moment having different pictures of anguish.
Fear, sadness, nervousness, irritability, headaches, problems falling asleep or anxiety are some of the symptoms that make it clear that someone is suffering anguish. In these cases it is necessary to go to medical professionals who can help the person in question through the corresponding treatment, which may be based on the intake of any medication and also in a therapy or psychological sessions.
However, in these cases it is also advisable that the person suffering the anguish choose to carry out these other actions:
• Perform regular physical exercise to calm most of the symptoms you suffer.
• Learn to set priorities and also to delegate.
• Value everything good you have.
• Find free time to enjoy hobbies and the people you love.
Another use of the concept is related to a hurried situation or a squeeze : "The victory allowed the team to leave the anguish behind and wait for the second round with greater optimism", "The anguish will end when we get help to deal with debts".
In his first studies on anxiety, Sigmund Freud differentiated between the realistic anguish and the neurotic anguish . Realistic anguish is one that arises in the face of an external danger and that implies an increase in sensory attention and motor tension. Neurotic anguish, on the other hand, has no external basis, does not clearly refer to an object or is exaggerated in the face of the objectivity of danger.
To overcome the crisis of anguish, psychologists recommend increasing physical exercise, drinking plenty of water and avoiding stress overload.
In the same way, we can determine that, in many occasions, the word in question is often used as a synonym for nausea.
In addition to all this, we have to establish that the term we are analyzing in the plural is also the name of many women. "Dolores" we can say that it is the meaning of the proper name of those females who celebrate their onomastics on September 15, because that is when the saint of Our Lady of Sorrows is celebrated.