Feeling afraid is a very normal and essential part of the human experience. Fear is a survival instinct, in fact when a realistically anticipated danger is perceived; the brain signals the autonomic nervous system that controls our fight/flight/freeze response working to keep us safe. However, anxiety can become problematic when we experience intense, excessive, and persistent worry regarding everyday situations with the absence of true danger.
Symptoms of anxiety can include, but are not limited to: feeling nervous, anxious, on edge, difficulty controlling worrying, trouble relaxing, avoiding places and situations to prevent anxiety, trouble concentrating, irritability, heightened startle response, difficulty sleeping, physical symptoms including GI distress, muscle tension, headaches, insomnia. Anxiety can take many forms and includes, but is not limited to: Generalized Anxiety, Health Phobia, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety of any kind, it can be helpful to speak to a therapist in order to develop tools and strategies to live a more peaceful, present, and joyful life.
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