Anxiety – a natural, normal human response to perceived threats or stressors – manifests itself as fear, worry, or apprehension about an upcoming event or uncertain outcome. This adaptive emotional state can help us prepare for potential dangers, such as avoiding risky situations and/or taking precautions to prevent harm.
However, anxiety can become problematic if it develops into an excessive and persistent problem:, disrupting our daily lives and affecting our overall well-being. When anxiety interferes with our ability to perform everyday activities or causes significant distress, this is perhaps a sign of an anxiety disorder.
If left untreated, ianxiety disorders can significantly impact your quality of life: leading to avoidance behaviors, impaired functioning, and other mental health issues.