There are days when you can not hide from anxiety. It just arrives when you least expect it. I am not saying that anxiety or panic attacks have no warning. There are just those times in life when you least expect it, then WHAM! Your heart begins to start racing, palms get sweaty, you begin to feel dizzy. and then realize you are in the middle of an anxiety attack.


There are a few different types of anxiety disorders from phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, or panic attacks. Some of the differences depend on onset and duration. Anxiety can be considered part of everyone’s life, from anxiety going to the dentist, test anxiety, work anxiety, interview anxiety, or even being in places with crowds.

How you manage is anxiety will depend on the individual and whether or not you need professional assistance. Keeping in mind that it is a normal part of life to experience anxiety. Everyone has some type of anxiety, the way you control the anxiety depends on the individual. Once the anxiety becomes overwhelming or controlling of the individual, that is time to seem professional assistance.

There is no professional explanation of anxiety disorders. Some research believes that anxiety is known is originate in the amygdala or hippocampus part of the brain.

The amygdala is an almond-shaped structure deep inside your brain that processes threats and alerts your brain of danger. The amygdala can trigger a fear and anxiety response.

The hippocampus may also affect your risk of an anxiety disorder. The hippocampus is in a region of your brain next to the amygdala. The hippocampus involves storing memories of threatening events such as events associated with PTSD. Research has found that it appears to be smaller in people that experienced child abuse or served in combat.

“In Alzheimer’s disease (and other forms of dementia), the hippocampus is one of the first regions of the brain to suffer damage; short-term memory loss and disorientation are included among the early symptoms”


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Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation