Symptoms And Symptoms Of Anxiety

1269 Words Mar 20th, 2016 6 Pages
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of mind, often accompanied by nervous behavior and a series of unpleasant feelings and a symptom of underlying health problems. “Anxiety is not the same as fear, which fear is a response to an immediate threat, whereas anxiety is the expectation of a future threat”. Anxiety is distinguished from fear, which is an appropriate emotional response to a perceived threat and is related to the specific behaviors of fight-or-flight responses, defensive behavior or escape. These behaviors occur in situations only perceived as uncontrollable or unavoidable. The behavior shown by someone who is suffering from anxiety goes into different categories (Barry 146).
There are various types of anxiety and the top four would have to be mild, moderate, severe and panic. These “levels of anxiety” vary on the person and their situation. People with mild anxiety are unlikely to think they have anxiety at all (Barry 217). Mild cases tend to be more “Aware, alerted, sees, hears, and grasps more than before” (Barry 220). Mild anxiety is manageable without any additional approaches. Mild anxiety tends to have irritating symptoms that the individual cannot control in certain situations that they are held in, but otherwise it does not control them.
Social anxiety is commonly under the category of mild anxiety. This anxiety is rarely considered a significant disorder, however, many people suffer from social anxiety. Anxiety during social…
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