Symptoms And Symptoms Of An Anxiety Disorder

1593 Words Nov 27th, 2016 7 Pages
If you are human, you have most likely experienced anxiety. You know, that feeling you get in a nerve-wracking situation; such as speaking in front of an audience or having a stressful job. This is a normal feeling for many but when you are at the constant state of anxiety or have the feeling recur or prolong for an excessive amount of time, this is when a problem is present. An excessive feeling of worry and panic is a good sign of an anxiety disorder. An anxiety disorder can be so crippling that physical symptoms may occur. There many different types of anxiety disorders and many factors that give to why some are more or less prone to it. These factors that are behind an anxiety disorder are both environmental and biological. There are many factors that go into why someone might suffer from this disorder but the main cause behind it differs from patient to patient due to the fact that each patient varies in severity of the disorder and is affected by it in their own way.

To start off, what is an anxiety disorder? Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental illness, affecting 40 million adults in the United States, which is about 18% of the population. Anxiety itself isn’t a bad thing, it’s a natural human emotion to stressful or new life experiences and we all feel it every once in awhile. To a certain extent, anxiety is an important aspect of the human emotions because it helps us cope with stress or danger by releasing the hormone adrenaline. The hormone…
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