Anxiety And Anxiety In School

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School comes with many challenges, many of which students can accomplish with no problem. However, many students are left with feelings of anxiety when they feel they cannot accomplish or amount to what is expected of them in school. These feelings of anxiety can affect the way they perform in school and negatively impact their school career. Twenty-five percent of teens experience some sort of anxiety disorder, and that number continues to rise (Nott). Causes of anxiety vary from person to person, but for many, school is the main cause of worry in students. Anxiety is defined as “a mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities” (Anxiety Disorders). Many students have anxiety related to school, a normal emotion they may encounter from time to time. However, some display anxiety that negatively affects their performance in school. One may undergo physical symptoms such as headaches, shortness of breath, and increased heart rate. Anxiety can also induce psychological symptoms such as concentration problems, upsetting thoughts, and depression (Scott). In extreme cases, students can even experience suicidal thoughts. These symptoms can result in students becoming distracted in class, reluctantly completing assignments, and withdrawing themselves mentally from class. The decline of participation in class produces more stress and anxiety for students. Today, schools have become
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