But in some people anxiety can provoke an aggressive, violent response.
Aggression and violence may not be "common" in those with anxiety, but they're very real and can be extremely problematic for those that suffer from them. That means that you become irritable easier, and high stress quickly.
And, of course, it's not unusual to toss and turn with anticipation on the night before a big speech or job interview.
But if you chronically find yourself lying awake, worried or agitated—about specific problems (like money), or nothing in particular—it might be a sign of an anxiety disorder.
This British expression is similar to the American slang jumpy ‘tense, edgy.’ An analogous British colloquialism, put the wind up, carries a somewhat stronger sense of dread or fright.high-strung Nervous, tense, edgy; thin-skinned, sensitive, spirited.
This expression, dating from the late 14th century, literally means ‘strung to a high tension or pitch.’ The allusion is probably to stringed musical instruments: the tighter the string, the higher the pitch.
Psychiatry A state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning.3.
(Psychology) psychol a state of intense apprehension or worry often accompanied by physical symptoms such as shaking, intense feelings in the gut, etc, common in mental illness or after a very distressing experience.
Start by taking my free 7 minute anxiety test to see if you may have anxiety.
It may be nearly impossible to determine how your aggression started, but causes include: Now, it is important to note that despite these causes, aggression is something that needs to be controlled.
So much crazy going on around us today - wars, conflicts, persecution, violence, crime, natural disasters, terrorism, economic uncertainty, unemployment, divisions, disease, death.
We fear for our children’s future, we fear for our families, we fear for our financial future, we fear for our safety. There actually is a lot we could potentially worry about.
If you notice yourself experiencing anxiety for long periods of time, however, and you can’t seem to kick it, a closer examination of this may be beneficial.