What is Anxiety?
It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dreadful over-anticipated events. Anxiety is not the same as fear, which is a response to a real or perceived immediate threat. Anxiety is the expectation of future threat. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry & uneasiness; usually generalized and unfocused as an over-reaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as disturbing.
What Are the Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder?
Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but general symptoms include —
- Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness
- Problems sleeping
- Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- An inability to be still and calm
- Dry mouth
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Muscle tension
What are the causes of anxiety disorder?
- Early life experiences
- Biological vulnerabilities
- Medical Causes
What is the structure of the anxiety treatment program?