Anxiety Disorders

Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders Introduction

Anxiety: A Common Human Emotion

Ask anyone to define anxiety and you will quickly realize there is no shortage of examples that people can provide. Although anxiety is a very common human experience, the descriptions that people provide are quite varied.

Anxiety is a human emotion. Everyone experiences it. Yet, each person experiences this emotion in unique ways. The following case examples illustrate these various experiences of anxiety.

Anxiety: A Common Human Emotion

 Examples of Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders — In The News
After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack Feb 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense anger or anxiety greatly increases the risk of heart attack, a new study warns. "While the absolute risk of any one anger episode triggering a heart attack is low, our data demonstrates that the danger is real and still there," said... Read More

Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds Jan 14, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression, sleep problems and behavioral changes can show up before signs of memory loss in people who go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. "I wouldn't worry at this point if you're feeling anxious, depressed or tired that you have... Read More

Health Tip: Anxiety Can Affect Your Health Oct 22, 2014

(HealthDay News) -- A person with generalized anxiety disorder describes someone who worries excessively, often making it difficult to get through the day. The website says physical symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder include: Significant and unexplained fatigue. Aches, pains and tension in the muscles. Headaches. Twitching or trembling... Read More

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5 Strategies For Managing Anxiety Mar 31, 2015

Just hearing the word anxiety is almost enough to make you start worrying about something. But, the truth is, everyone experiences some degree of anxiety. Life is challenging and there... Read More

Benzodiazepine Use Linked To Alzheimer's Disease Sep 11, 2014

A new study conducted by researchers from France and Canada has found that the widely prescribed class of drugs benzodiazepines may be associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’... Read More

How Exercise Can Reduce Anxiety Apr 10, 2014

You probably already know that if you exercise regularly a good workout can help you feel less stressed and better able to cope with problems. But can exercise help people... Read More