Normal life includes some anxiety and fear. In a stressful situation, your brain triggers a flood of chemicals into the bloodstream. Your heart beats faster; your breath becomes shallow and rapid; muscles tense; your mind goes on full alert. It's all part of the human's innate reaction to a threat: You're ready to flee or fight.
Sometimes anxiety and fear linger on and on. The feelings can be overwhelming. When they interfere with normal activities, there's a problem. Doctors call this kind of problem...
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Keep in mind that anxiety disorders are different from normal anxiety. They are the most common form of mental illness in the United States, affecting nearly 1 in 5 adults. They can involve periods of excessive worrying or fear that is more than would be expected from everyday kinds of stresses. They may also involve irrational fears about specific situations (phobias), or physical kinds of symptoms like headaches, stomach aches and muscle aches (called "somatic anxiety"), or sudden bursts of intense physical anxiety with symptoms such as a fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, and dizziness or tingling sensations (panic attacks).