Behaviors That Make Anxiety Worse

Forty million Americans, or 18 percent of the population, struggle with anxiety disorders.

Anxiety disorders are a normal response to stress, but in some people, it can affect their day to day living.

Examples of disorders include Generalized Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Disorder, Specific Phobias, Obessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

anxiety behaviors

Here are 10 behaviors that people engage in unintentionally that may make their condition worse:

  1.  Denial
  2.  Fishing for Reassurances
  3.  Avoidance
  4.  Magical Thinking
  5.  Relying on Herbal Drinks
  6.  Thought Stopping
  7.  Relying Only on Medications
  8.  Analysis
  9.  Alcohol and Drugs
  10.  Engaging in Learned Helplessness

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Source: Dr. Joseph Mercola