Understanding Anxiety

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Nowadays, as we grow older, we start becoming self-aware of our mental health. Many people are diagnosed with anxiety, depression, OCD and more. One of the most common conditions we tend to hear of is anxiety. But what is it exactly? Well, anxiety is similar to stress. But while stress is a temporary feeling to situations, anxiety is a lingering fear. So if you were to experience anxiety, you'd be in a continuous state of worry where for some, it's even hard to go through their day.

According to CalmClinic, three aspects may be affected by anxiety disorders which are emotional, physical and behavioural aspects. Firstly, the emotional factor would affect you mentally and emotionally, causing you to acquire a pessimistic way of thinking at times. This factor could be a reason why anxiety is often the cause of depression, for some. Secondly, the physical aspect of anxiety refers to symptoms experienced by the body. Some of these signs include sweating, an increased heart rate, the trouble in holding your head up to name a few. And thirdly, the behavioural part in this would affect a person's, well, behaviour. This aspect can bring about certain impulses and habits that affect someone's daily performances. Such as the burgeoning need to complete a task to reduce someone's anxiety.

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