what is anxiety?

Anxiety occurs when a person experiences worry and tension. The anticipation of danger, disaster, health problems, money, family problems, problems at work, are just some of the possible areas that may cause worry.


Anxiety becomes a problem when the worry and tension becomes exaggerated, excessive or creates other symptoms as a result,  without a reason to provoke it. Anxiety can lead to fear, uneasiness, dread, and worry. Although the fear may be irrational, the perception of danger is real to the individual.


Anxiety affects individuals on a physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioural level. There are also differing degrees and types of anxiety; for example, some people may experience panic attacks while others feel dread, worry, and anticipate the worst case scenario for given situations. Please see the side panel for a more comprehensive list of possible symptoms.


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COMMON signs of Anxiety:

  1. panic attacks

  2. tightness in chest, pain, discomfort

  3. difficulty breathing, shortness of breath

  4. pounding heart

  5. feeling of choking

  6. sweating

  7. shaking/trembling

  8. nausea / stomach distress

  9. dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, faint

  10. feels unreal or detached from self

  11. feel losing control, going crazy

  12. fear of dying

  13. numbness or tingling sensations

  14. chills or hot flashes

  15. preoccupied/worried

  16. avoid situations, places, people

  17. irritability

  18. increased muscle tension; increased blood pressure

  19. may also have problems with drug abuse, alcohol, depression

  20. difficulty concentrating

  21. apprehension

  22. fear losing control or going crazy

  23. sense of impending death

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