What is Anxiety?
Intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life, and most people experience some level of anxiety in certain circumstances, such as public speaking or prolonged stress. Where anxiety becomes a problem is when it is excessive, all-consuming, and interferes with daily living, such as school, work, parenting, and/or relationships. Anxiety often has a physiological component such as rapid heart rate, fast and shallow breathing, sweating and ultimately, exhaustion.
There are several sub-types of clinically significant anxiety, including
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder