Anxiety can be situational or generalized. Situational anxiety might come with giving a speech. Generalized anxiety can be pervasive, meaning that you experience it most of the day on most days.
Anxiety can range from brief, episodic periods to full-blown panic attacks.
Some of the features that anxiety disorders have in common are:
- Avoidance of triggers and situations.
- Panic Attacks
Anxiety is the anticipation of a threat, while fear is an emotional response to a real or perceived threat. Current and or past triggers can set off anxiety.
A common response to fear are fight, flee, or freeze. The threat might be real or linked into your memory network is a learned response that was conditioned in the past. The body when triggered revisits its old pattern of response physiologically.
In most instances, your automatic response pattern that causes stress and fear and hinders your daily functioning, can be reprocessed with EMDR. Adjunct therapies such as psychodynamic therapy modalities can also be utilized. Mindfulness and tools to cope with anxiety can also be helpful.
Regardless of the type of anxiety you suffer from and regardless of the trigger, you do not have to remain anxious and fearful. Help is available for you to get to know why you are anxious and work through the issues and struggles that continue to trigger your anxiety and fear. Therapy can be very beneficial to your long-term health and well-being.
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