Anxiety…What Is Anxiety?

 

Persistent feelings of worry, uneasiness, fear, or apprehension. Symptoms of anxiety often include physical tension and mood swings.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a form of anxiety that typically occurs after a traumatic or stressful life event (e.g., loss of a loved one, car accident, rape, combat, etc.) Social Anxiety is characterized by constant feelings of embarrassment and self-consciousness, particularly in social settings.

Anxiety is something that every person will deal with from time to time in life. However, for some people, anxiety can become debilitating. It can control the decisions that they make and cause them to lose interest in things they normally enjoy. The good news is there are several different therapies for anxiety that can be used to help.

Some people think of anxiety as worry, and others think of it as nervousness. Anxiety is the response that your body has to fear. It could be fear of something real, something imagined, or something that you just think could happen.

Some people experience their anxiety getting so out of control that they lose the quality of life that they once enjoyed. There are many different types of anxiety disorders that people can be diagnosed with. A few common examples include social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and phobias.

Several different factors can contribute to anxiety disorders. It is generally not caused by just one specific situation. People can be more likely to struggle with anxiety if they have a family history of it. Their personality, physical health, and life experiences also play a role in creating anxiety.

Symptoms Of Anxiety

The symptoms of anxiety are both mental and physical. People with anxiety disorders will feel nervous. Their mind could be racing, and they have a difficult time thinking logically about situations. They feel afraid.

There are many physical symptoms of anxiety including increased heart rate, sweating, shallow breathing, problems sleeping, digestive problems, and having a hard time controlling thoughts.

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