EYE ON HEALTH: Is anxiety contagious?
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition, according to The Menninger Clinic.
Symptoms include trouble sleeping, irritability or worrying about things that have not happened yet.
It’s a natural feeling, according to Dr. Alton Bozeman with Menninger.
“It's part of our fight or flight," Bozeman said. "So we wouldn't survive very long, evolutionary if we didn't have anxiety.”
Bozeman said there are different kinds of anxiety. One is chronic. In other words, it could be the way you are all the time.
“For instance, parents that have a high level of anxiety are more likely to have children that are anxious,” Bozeman said.
There's also the temporary kind of anxiety when something makes you nervous. For example, public speaking may make you anxious.
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