11 Facts About Anxiety


Anxiety is an emotion which is characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil and includes feelings of dread over anticipated events.

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Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing.

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Anxiety is closely related to fear, which is a response to a real or perceived immediate threat ; anxiety involves the expectation of future threat including dread.

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Anxiety is distinguished from fear, which is an appropriate cognitive and emotional response to a perceived threat.

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Anxiety is related to the specific behaviors of fight-or-flight responses, defensive behavior or escape.

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Anxiety induced by the need to choose between similar options is increasingly being recognized as a problem for individuals and for organizations.

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Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by exaggerated feelings of anxiety and fear responses.

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Anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events.

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Anxiety disorders are caused by a complex combination of genetic and environmental factors.

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Anxiety is associated with drug use, including alcohol, caffeine, and benzodiazepines.

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Anxiety is linked and perpetuated by the person's own pessimistic outcome expectancy and how they cope with feedback negativity.

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