Even though you have never experienced an anxiety attack, one of the ways to fully understand anxiety is through knowing about its symptoms. The key to understanding these attacks is in the body’s internal system.
Symptoms of Anxiety Attack are part of our body’s defenses
The body’s nervous system has developed over a number of millennia. For the most part, the human race has faced, head on, significant threats from ferocious animals, extreme weather conditions, and other people as well.
Because of this, the brain has evolved to figure out a way to respond instantaneously to these signs of trouble or danger, and more often than not, even before we become fully aware of it.
This physical manifestation was made by Walter Cannon and referred to it as the fight-or-flight response.
For example, think of being alone in the woods, in a cabin that you barely know. You then go outside so you can gather wood and light a fire inside. How does your body respond to this kind of situation?