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What anxiety can look like: A visual story

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It is normal to experience occasional anxiety in our everyday lives as a response to stressful situations. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control and are out of proportion to the actual danger. You may find yourself avoiding places or situations to prevent these feelings. If you suffer from anxiety, you can find help in various available treatments.

It is normal to experience occasional anxiety in our everyday lives as a response to stressful situations. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control and are out of proportion to the actual danger. You may find yourself avoiding places or situations to prevent these feelings. If you suffer from anxiety, you can find help in various available treatments.

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Feeling nervous, restless or tense.

Feeling nervous, restless or tense.

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Feeling a sense of impending danger, doom or panic.

Feeling a sense of impending danger, doom or panic.

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Increased heart rate.

Increased heart rate.

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Breathing rapidly.

Breathing rapidly.

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Feeling weak or tired.

Feeling weak or tired.

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Sweating and trembling.

Sweating and trembling.

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Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry.

Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry.

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Trouble sleeping and gastrointestinal problems.

Trouble sleeping and gastrointestinal problems.

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Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety.

Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety.

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