Anticipatory anxiety is the stress we feel before we even enter into a situation we are worried about. Watch psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, explain how this type of anticipation can be positive and negative, and some tips to deal with it.
Living with Anxiety
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.