Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. At low levels it prepares us for an experience with low predictability in case the outcome is not good for us and we need to act quickly and decisively to become safe. This is a good thing.
Anxiety heightens our perception of change and harm so that we can better prepare for emergency action. That action is usually driven via the fear reflex – freeze, flight and fight.
When our anxiety misfires, doesn’t stand down, or is just plain wrong, it can cause problems in our lives and may lead to a disorder.
Here we take a quick look at several types of anxiety
* General Anxiety Disorder
* Social Anxiety
* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
* Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
and how some of these are mis-attributed to people when another label is a better description.
Full transcript: https://www.jomida.com/2021/08/22/anxiety-part-1/