What Is Anxiety?

The National Alliance on Mental Illness describes Anxiety Disorders as, ‘a group of related conditions, each having unique symptoms. However, all anxiety disorders have one thing in common: persistent, excessive fear or worry in situations that are not threatening.’

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, ‘anxiety disorders can affect anyone at any age, and they are the most common mental health problem. Sometimes, anxiety disorders are triggered by a specific event or stressful life experience. Anxiety disorders may be more likely to occur when we have certain ways of looking at things (like believing that everything must be perfect) or learn unhelpful coping strategies from others.’

Facing anxiety alone is not a good game plan.

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More On Anxiety:

Anxiety can come in many forms. Learn more about the different types of anxiety

Think you may have anxiety? Learn what to look for or Take a screening

Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? Check out the MindShift App

Have more questions about anxiety? Anxiety FAQ’s

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