Anxiety - Definition

April 2017


Definition


Anxiety is defined as a sensation of imminent danger of unknown origin, which allies emotional, somatic, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms. The anxious person feels poorly, and the unease can be responsible for agitation or, on the contrary, total wipeout. Anxiety can be provoked by stress factors. It can go away on its own at the end of the stressful period. When it lasts, it's called an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can be manifested as the sensation of real physical symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, tachycardia, abdominal pain, or migraines. Anxiety can also provoke insomnia, lack of attention span, or feelings of paranoia. Anxiolytics are medications that can help reduce anxiety.

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