Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps one deal with a tense situation in the office, study harder for an exam, or keep focused on an important speech. In general, it helps one cope. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder.
Anxiety is the most common of all the mental health problems. It can make you experience fears, out of proportion worries and a sense of unease. It may also be interfering with your relationships and your ability to socialize.
- Sweaty palms
- Muscle tension
- Fast heart beat and chest pain
- Flushed cheeks
- Difficulty breathing