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A 40-year-old member asked:

Could you explain why do i suffer from bad anxiety?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Why vs How?: Anxiety helps us survive/focus on what we need 2accomplish. Everyone experiences it 2some degree. But if it starts detracting from the quality of ur life, it's helpful 2learn how 2keep anxiety in check. I'm not sure knowing why ur anxiety has such a grip on u would help u handle it differently. This might b great chance 2learn about it/ what makes it tick, as well as how 2manage. See anxietybc.Org.
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Various forms...: Anxiety can show itself in various forms and to a variety of degrees. Mild anxiety is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if it is temporary and in response to a direct stimulus. Moderate to severe anxiety that is consistent and not in response to some specific identifiable trigger is more problematic regardless of whether you have an "attack." If this is you...consult with a psychologist.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

I suffer with really bad anxiety?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Seek the source: Do the hard work and ask yourself why. What happened? When you are anxiety, what does it make think of, or remind you of. You can help yourself live with whatever pain caused your anxious reaction. Seek counselling so someone can help you help yourself figure it out and live without anxiety!

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Last updated Oct 19, 2016

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