Anxiety and social phobia in adolescents: when disorders are hidden
Irurtia, M.J. (2019)
Anxiety is a response that all human beings have and appears when our brain perceives a threat that puts our lives at risk. Therefore, anxiety prepares us for what may happen, looking for solutions that put us safe. This experience has an important adaptive value for survival.
The conflict arises when our brain triggers the alarms and we feel palpitations, sweat, choking and even panic. These symptoms paralyze and create a threatening world in everyday situations, which we interpret as a real danger.