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What Is Anxiety?

Introduction


Last week we talked about fear. This week, we turn to anxiety. But what is anxiety?

Anxiety has often been conceptualized as a “diffuse” and “objectless apprehension,”1 the kind of apprehension that people experience when they feel something bad is about to happen but are uncertain...
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Anxiety

What Is Fear?

In my introduction to the blog, I noted that I planned to talk about the physiology of fear in this week’s entry.
So what is fear? Fear, simply put, is a “reaction to a specific, observable danger.”1

Imagine that you are at work, sitting at your...
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