Is Anxiety A Dangerous And Powerful Thing?

868 Words Sep 8th, 2015 4 Pages
One’s mind is a very dangerous and powerful thing. It can control one in a positive way, leading them to very high places and greatness, but it can also lead one into deep and dark places. Anxiety is a mind altering disorder- a disorder many struggle with daily. The smallest things can switch one’s brain from happiness to complete fear in a matter of seconds. This is something you should never wish upon someone. According to Merriam Webster’s Online Encyclopedia anxiety is defined as, “ An abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs, by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self- doubt about ones capacity to cope with it”. Another definition of anxiety by the American Psychological Association states, “ Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry”. There are many types of anxiety disorders and the symptoms vary. Some symptoms of anxiety include obsessive thoughts, cold or sweaty palms, increased heart rate, trouble sleeping, and feelings of panic. Anxiety is something I personally deal with every day. My anxiety includes stress anxiety, separation anxiety, social anxiety, and many more. Being in large crowds overwhelms me and sometimes even really loud noises makes me upset. When I am in…
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