Anxiety is a normal emotion that we all experience in different ways and can be triggered by different circumstances. Generally anxiety is a sense of nervousness, being on edge and sometimes fearful or worried.
It can be linked to having to do something challenging like speaking in front of a group or attending a medical appointment that is scary. Usually the feelings go once we have faced the experience or been reassured about the fearful event.
Anxiety can be helpful by motivating you and giving you the energy to get through the event. It is a very primitive survival based emotion that usually alerts us to some kind of danger, either external or internal!
Anxiety is usually triggered by an identifiable thought, belief or stressful event.
For some people, Anxiety continues to keep the person on high alert. It can lead to excessive worrying and avoidance or irritable and aggressive behaviour. It can feel like it is getting stuck and like you are going in circles. Anxiety can be very frightening and feels both psychologically and physically uncomfortable and disturbing.
Sometimes it is not clear at all what has triggered the Anxiety.
What are some of the symptoms for Anxiety states