What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a common emotion that is needed to survive and is experienced by all people. Other words used to describe the emotion include fear, shyness, worry, nerves, or stressed. People differ in the extent and degree to which they experience anxiety and in the types of situations that produce anxiety. When an individual experiences anxiety to such an extent that it reduces their enjoyment of life or impacts on their daily functioning, they may benefit from seeking help.
Symptoms of Anxiety
Prolonged or intense anxiety may lead to physical symptoms such as sweating, a racing or pounding heart, blushing, trembling, nausea, or feeling dizzy. Anxiety generally occurs as a response to a feared situation and is exacerbated by negative or fearful thoughts.
Types of Anxiety Problems
When people have a problem with anxiety, it commonly takes one of several main forms. Of course it is important to note that anxious individuals often experience more than one of these forms of anxiety.