What is Anxiety?
Anxiety can be caused by a variety of genetic, physical, psychological, and environmental factors, and it can be triggered by hard or stressful life events.
We’ve all experienced feelings of anxiety at times in our lives. Stressful events happen, jobs are hard, relationships are strained. Anxiety is a normal response to life’s stressors, and usually, it is easily managed and resolved as those stressors fade. For some, however, anxiety is an ongoing, daily struggle. Feelings of fear and worry are a constant companion, and they interfere with everyday life. For those who struggle with feelings of anxiety on a regular basis, an anxiety disorder may be the culprit.
Anxiety and panic disorders come in various forms and manifest themselves in a variety of ways. Generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorders, and phobias are the three main categories of anxiety disorders, and although they may seem similar, each one has its own hallmarks.