Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety is a normal response to stress that can be beneficial. However, individuals with anxiety disorders experience excessive anxiety or fear that affects their lives in a negative way. Anxiety disorders are some of the most common mental disorders, with almost 30 percent of adults experiencing an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.
Anxiety disorders are treatable and many individuals benefit from medication. Many people also benefit from learning some coping techniques.
Physical symptoms of anxiety may include difficulty concentrating, feeling on edge or easily fatigued, muscle tension, problems sleeping, chest pain, sweating, shaking, feeling faint, shortness of breath, and nausea. In some cases, the person may be afraid of dying. These and other physical symptoms are the...Read more