Anxiety is NOT a random, unknown, or uncontrollable disease or illness that you inherit or contract. Anxiety is a normal reaction to danger.
Everyone experiences anxiety to some degree, and higher degrees of anxiety from time to time. Anxiety is caused by the perception of danger, or in other words, by thinking apprehensively (fearfully) about the danger.
Therefore, anxiety is not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, by a biological problem with the brain, or by genes. Anxiety is a behavior (the way a person thinks and acts).
For example, Webster’s dictionary defines anxiety as:
- A state of uneasiness and apprehension, as about future uncertainties.
- A state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning.
Anxiety by itself is NOT a disease or illness, but turns into a “disorder” when being anxious and its consequences interfere with a normal lifestyle. (In mental health terms, “disorder” means a psychological pattern or anomaly that is associated with distress or disability, which is not considered part of a normal lifestyle.)
Worry creates the state of anxiety.
The Webster’s dictionary defines worry as:
- a troubled state of mind, anxiety, distressed, persistent mental uneasiness.
Worry results from fretting (thinking fearfully/apprehensively) about a future event or circumstance.
While the adverse effects of acute or chronic anxiety may feel like a random, unknown, and uncontrollable illness or disease, they are normal for being afraid, and therefore, reversible. This is not to say that the feelings, sensations, and symptoms caused by anxiety disorder can’t be powerful, many, and severe. They can!
The problem is that many people are overly anxious, don’t understand anxiety, don't understand how anxiety affects the body, or know how to reverse its adverse effects. Many anxious people also become afraid of anxiety’s feelings, sensations, and symptoms, which only exacerbates the anxiety problem (worrying about and fearing anxiety’s feelings, sensations, and symptoms is a common catalyst to anxiety disorder).
But anxiety disorders appear for specific reasons and have definite reasons for persisting. Once these reasons are identified and successfully addressed, anxiety disorders can be eliminated…and for good.
Anxiety disorders – when anxiety and its consequences interfere with a normal lifestyle - persist only because the underlying factors that cause them aren’t properly addressed. That’s why those who take medication as their only form of treatment generally remain on medication long term, or find themselves going on and coming off of medication over and over again. Until the underlying factors that cause anxiety disorder are properly addressed, anxiety disorder generally persists.
Anxietycentre.com was established to help people overcome anxiety disorder by helping them understand anxiety, how anxiety affects the body, how the adverse effects of anxiety can be reversed, and by helping them identify and address anxiety’s underlying factors.
Because all of us at anxietycentre.com have experienced anxiety disorder AND have fully recovered from it, we not only know what it feels like and how it can impact a person’s life, but we also know how to eliminate it. Anxietycentre.com represents our efforts to help people overcome anxiety disorder so that they can regain their normal and lasting health, as we have.
If you are experiencing problematic anxiety and/or anxiety disorder, you can eliminate by getting the right information, help, and support. We’re here to help you do that, if you would like our help.
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