Good Question: What Is Anxiety?

Good Question: What Is Anxiety?


MY MORNING, CBS WILL AIR A SPECIAL BROADCAST CALLED STOP THE STIGMA, A CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH. ALMOST 50 MILLION AMERICAN ADULTS EXPERIENCE SOME SORT OF MENTAL ILLNESS. ANXIETY DISORDERS WERE THE MOST COMMON KIND. SO WHAT IS ANXIETY? GOOD QUESTION. HEATHER BROWN. WHAT DOES ANXIETY MEAN TO YOU? YOUR HEART RATE GOES UP. IT AFFECTS YOUR WHOLE BODY. IT IS MORE THAN JUST WORRY. IT AFFECTS EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR HEALTH. Reporter: HOW IS ANXIETY DIFFERENT FROM DEPRESSION LET’S SAY? THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. Reporter: A PSYCHIATRIST. ANXIETY IS WORRYING OR THE PHYSICAL ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IS MORE LIKE FEELING REALLY DOWN AND THE ENERGY IS LOW AND YOU FEEL HELPLESS. ANXIETY CAN TAKE MANY DIFFERENT FORMS. Reporter: THERE ARE DIFFERENT DISORDERS. GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER — WORRYING ABOUT EVERYTHING. Reporter: PHOBIAS, PANIC DISORDER. EVERYONE GETS A RANDOM PANIC ATTACK. Reporter: — I SEEN HOW YOU, SHOT HIM. Reporter: IT CAN BE TRIGGERED BY AN EVENT. AN ACCIDENT, CAR ACCIDENT OR SHOOTING OR SOMETHING. Reporter: SOME PEOPLE ARE MORE PRONE TO ANXIETY THAN OTHERS. ALL OUR BODIES ARE CAPABLE OF HANGING ANXIETY. I KNOW PEOPLE THAT WORRY AND WORRY BUT I WOULDN’T SAY THAT HAVING ZAIDI. WHAT MAKES IT A DISORDER IS BASICALLY THE FACT OUR LIFE. YOU WANT TO GO TO WORK AND NOT FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO HIDE IN THE CLOSET SOMEWHERE. BECAUSE YOU’RE HAVING A PANIC ATTACK. Reporter: SHE SAID THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO BE AWARE OF IT. IT IS GOOD TO TALK. WE TALKED TO PEOPLE. IF MORE PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT IT AND ACTUALLY ADMITTED TO IT. Reporter: HEATHER BROWN, WCCO 4 NEWS. THEN IT WOULDN’T HAVE SUCH A STIGMA. TREATMENT CAN RANGE FROM THERAPY TO MEDICATION TO MEDITATION. IF YOU WANT HELP OR KNOW

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