Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe
Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life, and all sorts of things can make people anxious. Medical tests, examinations and job interviews can be worrying and cause anxiety, this is normal, and will pass when the specific event is over.
In fact it has recently been argued that our body’s response to stress can even, if perceived positively, be helpful to us as at times of stress we pump out hormones (such as adrenaline) that help us respond to the challenging event and others (such as oxytocin) that encourage us to reach out and seek help, and bond with others.
However, sometimes people can find it hard to control their worries, their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can affect every aspect of their daily life. If we have experienced trauma in the past, we can be retriggered and overwhelmed by situations that others might not find anxiety provoking. Levels of anxiety can become tormenting and highly destructive and destabilising, and often what can seem like a benign event to someone with no history of trauma can leave a nervous system overstimulated and flooded.
Anxiety is also often a broad term for many underlying disorders and phobias including :-
• Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
• Panic disorders
• Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
• Social anxiety disorder
• Specific phobias
• Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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