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What is Anxiety

Using Narrative Writing to Enhance Healing
Different clinicians have different definitions of anxiety, and someone who lives with anxiety will describe it from a different point of view than a clinical definition in a textbook, but the general consensus is that anxiety is chronic fear or stress that can result in panic attacks and a person feeling an inability to cope with life’s stressors.
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Narratives of Anxiety
Jennifer Lynne Bird (Oxbridge Academy, USA) and Eric T. Wanner (Palm Beach Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 53
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1931-8.ch007
Abstract
This research project began as a study using both quantitative and qualitative methods to learn about the connections between writing and healing. College students who wrote in journals throughout the semester as part of normal classroom practices for an education methods class in reading and writing completed surveys answering questions about their writing and their health. Initial analysis of the data echoed the findings of previous studies: writing is healing. However, the more important observation became that on one of the health survey questions 92% of the subjects reported experiencing anxiety or stress. Consequently, the research evolved into a social action project to help college students cope with stress and anxiety; stress is a very common cause of a downward spiral to quality of life and overall health. By making a few positive changes in their lives, people can learn to deal with stress.
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Stress and Anxiety Among Parents of Children With Communication Disorders
A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry or fear that is strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities.
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Constantly Connected: Managing Stress in Today's Technological Times
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Pre-Service EFL Teacher Candidates' Concerns Over Digital Language Assessment and Test Anxiety
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Neuropsychological Profile of Various Neurological and Psychiatric Conditions
Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous
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The Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak Among Healthcare Workers: The Crucial Role of Psychological Functioning in Preventing Burnout
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Positive Technology: Using Mobile Phones for Psychosocial Interventions
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Narratives of Writing as Healing
Different clinicians have different definitions of anxiety, and a person who lives with anxiety will describe it from a different point of view than a clinical definition in a textbook, but the general definition of anxiety is chronic fear or stress that can result in panic attacks and a person feeling an inability to cope with life’s stresses.
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Reflections of Anxiety Narratives
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World of Uncertainty: How New Media Affects Communication on a Global Level and Required Adjustment to Expertise
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Cyberbullying: Negative Interaction Through Social Media
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Negative Impacts of Technology and Digital Diseases
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Overview and Management of Anxiety
Is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview ( Appukuttan, 2016 ).
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Human Patient Simulations: Evaluation of Self-Efficacy and Anxiety in Clinical Skills Performance
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Common Academic Stress Points and Mental Health Concerns Among Pre-Health and Health Science Students
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Brave Old World: Facing the Challenges in Universal Codes of Media
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Emotional Aspects of Leadership in the Modern Workplace
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Anxiety During the Pandemic: The Perceptions of Health Importance, Health Knowledge, and Health Consciousness
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International Political Communication: New Challenges and Old Uncertainty
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Are You Okay?: Examining the Role of Student Mental Health in the Online Classroom
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Web-Based Psychotherapy and Exercise Interventions for Depressive and Anxiety Disorders
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A mental health disorder which includes symptoms of worry, anxiety, and/or fear that are intense enough to disrupt one’s daily activities.
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