Let’s F**k Anxiety Together!

Mindsmatter
Writers’ Blokke
Published in
7 min readDec 7, 2020

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Anxiety disorders are the most prominent psychiatric disorder in the world, with which more than 264 million people live according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the World Health Organization.

Anxiety is supposed to be our friend because it is an adaptive response that allows us to predict and deal with potential danger; however, it is still unknown precisely why it exceeds the intensity of our external stimuli and morphs into a pathological foe.

Anxiety: Friend or Foe?

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Palpitations, sweating, increased muscle and breathing tension, physical pain, dilation of the pupil, tremors, restlessness, excessive and disproportionate worry are some of the symptoms, but the most worrying is that it appears, an uninvited guest, without any notice, at any time. without even being invited.

In the population, among the main causes of the appearance of anxiety are: excessive stress, alterations in the functioning of some of the neurotransmitter systems, the relationship with psychosomatic diseases and the result of the poor interaction of the genetics of an individual with the environment.

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Mindsmatter
Writers’ Blokke

Mindsmatter is written by Bola Kwame, Jack Graves and Emma Buryd. De-stigmatizing mental illness one day at a time. Our socials: https://linktr.ee/Mindsmatter