Definition Essay: What Is The Cause Of Anxiety?

Decent Essays
Oh, the old familiar feeling, that feeling you get when you know you have to get up in front of people and say something. The feeling when you are jumpy and shaky and you can’t really explain why, like before you go into an interview and you forget how to breathe. If you have experienced any of these situations you might be acquainted with anxiety. Anxiety is common with many reasons for its occurrence and there are different ways to manage it.
What is anxiety exactly? Anxiety, as defined by, is “Distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune.” ( In other words, feeling overwhelmed because you are imagining the worst. Anxiety is very common and is the number one mental ailment in America.
…show more content…
According to MD Joseph Goldberg in an article titled “Causes of anxiety” on WebMD a medical reference website, there are many factors that can cause anxiety some of the more common external factors are “Stress at work, school, stress from personal relationships, financial stress. Stress from an emotional trauma such as the death of a loved one, stress from a serious medical illness, side effect of medication, use of an illicit drug, such as cocaine, symptom of a medical illness…” (Goldberg) Physical health problems can attribute to anxiety as well things like “...diabetes, asthma, hypertension and heart disease.” claims Beyond Blue a depression and anxiety support service.…show more content…
Treatment for anxiety may include assistance from a therapist such as cognitive behavioral therapy as Jim Folk President of states in an article he co-wrote with Marilyn Folk “...The most effective way to treat anxiety disorder is with the combination of good self-help information and personal coaching/counseling/therapy, otherwise known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This is why CBT is the “Gold Standard” treatment for anxiety disorder.” (Folk) Most people tend to think of therapy when treating mental illnesses but what a lot of people don't think about is the natural remedies like herbs, vitamins, and teas. Some natural remedies to help anxiety include “Chamomile tea...Lemon Balm...Exercise. Learning mindfulness meditation...” says’s article titled “19 Natural Remedies for Anxiety”. Yoga has become a very popular way of managing
Get Access