Anxiety is a mood which is usually characterized by the feeling of uneasiness, apprehension, or worry. Usually, anxiety does noes not involve a stimulus or trigger. The person with anxiety would just worry or feel uneasy for no identifiable or illogical reasons.
Anxiety is distinguished from fear for the reason that the feeling of fear usually involves an identifiable trigger or a cause. Anxiety on the hand is a result of threats which are perceived to be unavoidable or uncontrollable.
Anxiety also involves a number of physical symptoms which includes but are not limited to shortness of breath, heart palpitations, nausea, chest pain, stomach aches, or headaches.
Last Update: January 16, 2007