Anxiety can be described as feeling overwhelmed due to a stressful situation.
Those situations could include a new job, exams, or any situation you may find yourself in where there is a sense of uncertainty.
For most people it is a short-lived experience. For others, it can have an ongoing effect on their everyday lives.
People who experience prolonged anxiety may have
- panic attacks
- tightening in the chest
- rapid shallow breathing
- worrisome or fearful thoughts
- withdraw from situations or places that might make them anxious