Anxiety is a normal human emotion
Anxiety is a normal human emotion that most people experience from time to time, as a reaction to stress before an exam, a job interview or a public performance.
Sometimes, this occasional response becomes a persistent one that is never fully turned off, or can easily be reactivated in various situations that present no actual danger. Such chronic anxiety can overwhelm and dominate a person’s life, greatly impacting their work, study and ability to socialize on a daily basis.
Restlessness, racing thoughts, disturbed sleep and nervous habits such as nail biting are all very common manifestations of anxiety. It often involves physical symptoms as well, such as :
- heart palpitations,
- muscle tension,
- panic attacks.