Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.
People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat.
Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology
Research on Anxiety
- Anxiety and sadness may increase on anniversary of a traumatic event
Anniversary dates of traumatic events can reactivate thoughts and feelings from the actual event, and survivors may experience peaks of anxiety and depression.
- Red flags raised over Internet-based anxiety "expert"
TV station exposes individual without license and using fake names.
- Answers to Your Questions about Panic Disorder
Panic disorder is highly treatable, with a variety of extremely effective therapies. Once treated, panic disorder doesn't lead to any permanent complications.
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