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Anxiety: Symptoms, Causes, and Coping Skills

Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences from time to time. It can be a normal response to stress and can even help you stay alert and focused. However, when anxiety becomes excessive and persistent, it can be debilitating and interfere with daily life. This article will discuss the symptoms, causes, and coping skills for anxiety.

What are the Symptoms of Anxiety?

It is important to be aware of the symptoms of anxiety in order to recognize when it becomes a problem. Symptoms of anxiety can include feeling restless, tense, or on edge, having difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable, having difficulty sleeping, feeling tired, having difficulty controlling worry, and having physical symptoms such as headaches, sweating, and stomach problems.

What Causes Anxiety?

Anxiety can be caused by a variety of things, including genetics, environment, and life circumstances. It is important to identify the underlying cause of anxiety in order to properly address it.

Genetic factors: Genetics can play a role in developing anxiety. If someone has a family history of anxiety, they may be more likely to experience it themselves.

Environmental factors: Stressful or traumatic events