What is Anxiety
Anxiety is a triggering of your bodies fight or flight response. Something in your body, thoughts, or surroundings tell the emotional part of your brain to begin releasing the hormones that result in the physiological experience of fight of flight. This happens at varying levels of intensity and the reason it’s being triggered may not be readily identifiable. Sometimes it is. Chemically the response consist of the release of cortisol, norepinephrine, adrenaline, and possible some other hormones depending on the person.
Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety often go hand and hand. The reason being is that anxiety can actually lead to depression. And, depression intensifies anxiety. Anxiety (i.e. stress) hormones, like cortisol, adrenaline, and norepinephrine, are toxic to the body and contribute to the depressing (read: lowering or depleting) of the bodies feel good and think clear neurotransmitters. The more depressed a person becomes, the harder it is for them to function. The more you struggle to function / perform at a normal level and feel like your failing, the higher your anxiety is. It’s a viscous cycle.
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