What is Anxiety Part 1: Stress Response, The Core of Anxiety

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The Stress Response

The following short, informative video explains what happens inside the body when you experience the stress response, including, the fight-or-flight response, the role of the nervous system, and the dangers of letting stress go unchecked for too long.

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The stress response evolved in humans as way of coping with dangerous or threatening situations. Unfortunately, even though our lifestyles have changed greatly since prehistoric days when threats were everywhere, the stress response hasn’t changed much.

This means that when we’re faced with a stressor that ISN’T dangerous, our body still reacts as though we ARE, in fact, in danger.

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