Hidden Sources of Anxiety in Your Life
The constant worry, panic and racing thoughts are just some of the many emotions associated with anxiety disorders. You may not be realizing you are causing more destruction to yourself, and strengthening the hold the anxiety has over you.
Anxiety is one of the most common forms of mental illnesses in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Some forms of anxiety disorders include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobia. Each of these disorders can be triggered by traumatic life events or environmental stress.
Your body is equipped with the fight or flight system. It’s a system that is designed to make it simple for you to fight or run at any sign of danger. When the fight or flight system is unsteady, anxiety is caused.
Anxiety attacks usually occur because your mind loses control and spirals into negative thoughts. You can stop feeding your anxiety and let go of the bad habits that are making your feel worse. Housework, your job, high expectations, family issues – they all often lead to extra stress. But what about the not so obvious triggers?
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