Anxiety And Anxiety Of Anxiety

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Anxiety Anxiety is the way the body reacts the stressful, dangerous, or unfamiliar situations. Anxiety causes a sense of uneasiness, distress, or dead to occur before certain events. This disorder makes one feel far from normal, making one feel drained. Anxiety keeps some from sleeping, concentrating, having conversations with others, and in worse cases leaving the comfort of their own homes. Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States, over 40 million American adults, 18% of the United States population, have suffered or do suffer from this disorder. Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety than men. Anxiety can appear in many different ways: General Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks,…show more content…
Even though anxiety was only first recognized in 1980 by the American Psychiatric Association, it has been documented since the Ancient Greece Era. In the era of Ancient Greece, anxiety was called “hysteria” which derived from the Greek word uterus. It was named “hysteria” because Greeks believe that’s this disorder was actually caused from the uterus. and was thought to only occur in women. Women who had “hysteria” were said to have gotten it due to lack of sexual intercourse and because of that there “female semen” turned to position and made the women behave strangely. Sexually intercourse was then considered a cure for “hysteria”. The next documented cases of anxiety were in the early Renaissance Era, during these times women who showed that they were highly anxious and prone to “hysteria” were frequently accused of being witches. When women of this time were vocal about their anxiety suffer greatly, they were “treated” via torture (in Spain), execution (in Britain), and burned at the stake (in Scotland). Also in this time if presented that you thought your neighbor could possibly be a witch and showed that you were stressed about it, you would set off the “hysterical” anxiety reaction and be accused of being a witch yourself and could end up incriminated yourself. In the Victorian Era, women with “hysterical” were sent off to local insane asylum and were given treatments which included electroshock therapy and in severe cases lobotomization.

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