An anxiety filter is the thing that colors how we see the world, usually in a way that’s negative or stressful. In this video, psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, discusses what the term anxiety filter means, and how it can impact our lives.
It’s one thing to be nervous (adrenaline can even help you power through, say, an interview). It’s another to suffer sweat-inducing, heart-pounding anxiety — for no apparent reason — that makes eating, sleeping, working or enjoying life difficult. In addition to generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), learn about panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and phobias.