We all know the feeling of anxiety: ceaseless worry and fear of the known and unknown, along with its other troublesome symptoms like insomnia. It is estimated that 40 million adults in the United States suffer from anxiety, making it the most common mental health disorder in the country.
Anxiety, or Manovibhrama in Sanskrit, is a natural emotion that everyone experiences. It is normal to feel anxious before an exam, stage appearance or when making an important decision. Once the out-of-the-ordinary experience is over, it is also natural that any anxiety fades too. However, if you experience prolonged anxiety during routine situations like crossing a road, attending a social event or making minor daily decisions, and it negatively impacts your life you may have anxiety disorder.