What is Anxiety? Most Googled Search Terms Reveal our Growing Concerns

‘What is anxiety?’ was one of the 10 most googled phrases of 2014. Though anxiety is a normal stress response, when it hangs on and the anxious person doesn’t know how to stop it, things can get worse quickly. Fear, worry, and hyper-vigilance are quickly ramped up when trauma, transition, or causes unknown make anxiety a regular occurrence. Attempting to avoid anxiety often increases it ad never answers the “why” question. Offering people with an anxiety disorder psychological interventions is a preferable to drug treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), for example, is especially helpful.

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