What is anxiety? Anxiety is a normal experience that is caused by your brain’s natural response to danger. It happens to everyone and can be triggered when we feel under pressure. For example, many people feel anxious before an important interview, first date, or speech.
In many ways anxiety is a useful experience that helps us to perform. But if you are feeling anxious all the time it can be very overwhelming and it might start to affect your relationships and day to day life. This is when anxiety stops being helpful and starts to become a disorder.
Anxiety is the body and brain’s normal reaction to threats in the environment. However, it is important to be able to tell the difference between healthy levels of anxiety and the symptoms of an anxiety disorder.