Anatomy of Anxiety


STRESS (Psychology)
LIMBIC system
DRUGS -- Psychological aspects
CHILDREN -- United States

Geographic Terms:UNITED States
Abstract:This article presents information on symptoms and remedies for treating anxiety. When the patient is under stress, the limbic system acts like an alarm, sending messages of anxiety, fear and panic. One out of five children and adults suffer from anxiety in the United States alone. Many times the drugs are given for the medical problems can cause rebound anxiety. Those with anxiety disorders often see a long list of physicians before finally realizing that the problem is anxiety. Fear of impending surgery or a health crisis can cause the limbic system to send constant messages of anxiety, fear and panic. When physicians and hospitals are involved, there is always uncertainty, which gives birth to anxiety.

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