The core meaning of the word anxiety is 'to vex or trouble’. It can occur in either the presence or absence of psychological stress. Feeling anxiety is to experience a biochemical response to a perceived threat or danger. Anxiety involves an ability to use memory and imagination to travel forward and backward in time. An individual suffering from an anxiety disorder may feel an unwanted attachment to past occurrences or a nervous anticipation about future events. The internal physical and psychological chaos experienced during an attack of anxiety is often masked by an expressionless mask.
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