Byline: Bilal Shabbir - Islamabad

THE American Psychological Association defines anxiety as: 'an emotion characterised by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.' We are afraid of losing things and at the same time we have the urge to obtain it.

This heightened sense of feeling is called anxiety. Anxiety is normal phenomena, and often a healthy emotion.

However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder. Similarly, panic disorder is when a person feels terror and this condition strikes at random. During a panic attack, a person may sweat, have chest pain, and feel palpitations.

All anxiety disorders share some of the same...

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