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What’s going on when I’m anxious

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What’s going on when I’m anxious


When we’re anxious it affects our thoughts, body, and behaviours. When faced with real danger, you will have worrisome thoughts focused on the danger, your body will rev up to help you deal with the danger, and you will take action either to get away from or fight the danger. So, anxiety protects you – it’s how we’ve evolved and stayed alive as a species. Without anxiety we would be extinct!

Learn more about what happens to your thoughts, body and behaviours when you’re anxious.