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Anxiety

Anxiety is the body's alarm and survival mechanism and is a way of responding to being in danger. Adrenaline is rushed into our bloodstream to enable us to run away or fight – otherwise known as ‘fight or flight’. This is our normal biological response to feeling threatened. Anxiety can kick in whether the danger is real, or the danger is in our heads (not reality). Even when we just think we are in danger, that's enough to trigger the system to go, go, go; the ‘flight or fight’ response is automatic. People who get anxious tend to get into scanning mode - where they're constantly on the lookout for danger, hyper-alert to any of the signals, and make it more likely that the alarm system wil