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Fear is the body’s response to imminent threat. Normally this fear subsides when the threat has passed. Anxiety is a fear response to future events with some (usually imagined) negative consequence for the individual. It remains unresolved because the imagined threat is always present. This can be a consequence of not thinking we are good enough, not believing we can cope with life, not feeling like we have any control in life and as a consequence, life does not feel safe. Anxiety ‘Disorders’ include the following.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post Traumatic Anxiety
Symptoms of Anxiety include:
Fear that the worst possible thing is going to happen
Avoiding challenges or decisions
Seeking assurance and checking