What is Anxiety?

what is anxiety? Dec 11, 2015


In this video Dr David Purves explains why anxiety is a terrible force that destroys your happiness. It puts an edge of fear on every experience and it never seems to be satisfied. Living with anxiety is like always wanting to look over your shoulder; just in case. No evidence ever seems enough to satisfy the urge to be sure. The thinking part of anxiety is worry. But your whole body is also affected that is why it is hard to settle down and relax. The best friend of anxiety is depression. These almost always go together. Not feeling safe with few obvious options to resolve it is depressing. Being unable to feel safe and secure as you go through life can spoil everything. In my professional life I treat anxiety and its best friend depression every day. I know that virtually everyone who suffers from these twins of misery has had to do certain things to create their problems in the first place. I have called these The Five Doors to Anxiety. You must have passed through at least one...

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