Anxiety

Everyone experiences anxiety sometimes. Things like a job interview, an exam, relationship issues, financial difficulties, and being overwhelmed at work can cause heightened anxiety. In these situations anxiety is typical; expected.

In some instances anxiety has beneficial, adaptive effects – it can help us deal with real danger, get things accomplished, or perform our best. When we experience anxiety our body’s flight/flight/freeze response is triggered, which prepares our body to defend itself.

However, sometimes a fight/flight/freeze response happens in response to a situation that feels dangerous, but in reality is not. This can lead to overwhelming feelings that cause us to avoid certain situations or places. Many people who experience anxiety struggle with symptomology including sleeping too much or too little, changes in eating patterns, lack of focus and concentration, absenteeism from work or school, stomach aches, headaches, and sometimes panic attacks.

In these cases it can be helpful to meet with a psychologist to discuss what may be causing the anxiety, what triggers your anxiety, and strategies for how to best deal with anxiety symptoms.

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