Anxiety is the feeling of apprehension that develops in your body as a natural response to stress. It’s normal to encounter moments of anxiety throughout life, such as when going to a job interview or giving a speech in front of a big crowd. However, when you experience long-lasting feelings of anxiety or experience anxiety for no apparent reason, you may have an anxiety disorder.
This level of anxiety can be debilitating, forcing you to miss out on things you love or crippling your ability to perform simple daily tasks, such as entering an elevator or even leaving your home.
Without treatment, it can grow worse and further affect your daily life or drive you to using substances or alcohol to try to calm yourself down.
Symptoms of anxiety disorder
Anxiety symptoms vary from person to person depending on how their body responds to stress and fear. For some, you might panic or feel out of control. For others, you might lose sleep or feel worried all the time.
Anxiety can exhibit itself as one or more of these symptoms:
- Rapid breathing
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Difficulty concentrating
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