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What We Know

Although anxiety and fear have similarities, anxiety comes from awaiting a potential future threat, whereas fear is the body’s emotional response to a real or perceived threat in the present [1]. Anxiety is the top mental illness that affects the United States population with nearly 40 million adults affected yearly [1].

How It Affects Our World

Beyond panic attacks, anxiety and fear can cause physical and/or cognitive disturbances which may include restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension or sleep disturbances along with others [2]. In many instances, an individual’s relationships can be impacted due to behavioral or social disruptions. 

What We Can Do About It

At Finding The Light Project we will always highly recommend professional medical and mental health providers as the foundation of treatment. Beyond that, we are here to provide you with knowledge, theological reasoning and encouragement. We invite you to subscribe and explore how you can find light in the darkness. It’s time to find hope and happiness once again!

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[1] Anxiety and Depression Association of America (2020). Facts & Statistics. Retrieved from

[2] American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association. 

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