When it’s more than just worry.
Anxiety is an evolutionary reaction that activates our “fight or flight” response. It was used to keep us safe from dangers in our environment, like tigers. The problem now is that we no longer have to worry about being eaten by tigers, yet our biology has not caught up with the times. Sometimes our brain gets activated and responds with anxiety to things that are not a danger to us. There are many forms of anxiety based on the most current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, DSM-5. General Anxiety Disorder-GAD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- OCD, Social Anxiety, specific Phobias, Panic Attacks, PTSD, Trichotillomania and excoriation are all forms of anxiety.