The Anxiety Of Anxiety And Anxiety

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Anxiety is a disorder that is becoming very common, about 25 to 29 percent of people are affected by this disorder in the United States today (Butcher et.al). In many ways, anxiety can cause problems in people’s daily lives. This can be seen in academic areas. Nowadays, more and more people are suffering from situational anxieties in school, more specifically tests. However, it is hard to determine if some students are doing poorly in schools because of this anxiety or if they are not succeeding because of other aspects like home environment or behavioral issues. In order to do this, many have begun to research this topic to find how this anxiety truly affects a student’s ability to learn. Test anxiety not only affects how a person tests, but also the way they learn and remember information.
According to the textbook, Abnormal Psychology 16th edition, there are 5 anxiety disorders recognized by the DSM-5. These include, specific phobia, social phobia, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and generalized anxiety disorder. The ones most commonly seen are generalized anxiety disorder which is when a person worries about a number of different events occurring for more days than not and the individual has a difficult time trying to control the feeling of worry (Butcher et. al, 189). In this case, people live in a constant state of worry about certain things that may happen. Another type of anxiety that covers a vast area of areas is specific phobias. In the case of this disorder, a…

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