Is Anxiety Physical or Mental?
The top 10 posts from the last 2 years.
I know that everyone else does this as a beginning-of-the-year thing in January, but…..
I was surprised to see which posts received the most hits. Going backward, here is #7……….
The short answer is, ‘both”. Anxiety seems to run in families so it can be learned and people may be predisposed to becoming anxious. Researchers care more about where anxiety comes from than a person who has a churning stomach or someone who doesn’t want
to visit friends.
Anxiety appears in the mind and body. Bodily sensations include: pounding heart, shortness of breath, constriction, feeling creepy, sweating, stomach and digestion problems, various aches and pains, headaches and more. You can see why people have a hard time figuring out if it is anxiety or a purely physical disorder. In your mind, anxiety has a field day with racing thoughts, recriminations, trouble concentrating, memory loss, lack of attention and more – all unpleasant.