What Psychologists and Psychiatrists Want You to Know About Anxiety Right Now

Anxiety is a part of life, but it shouldn’t take over. Here’s how to gain control.

“People often say they want to get rid of anxiety, but anxiety is programmed into us for a reason,” says Amy Przeworski, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of psychological sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. “We want to anticipate a threat and have our bodies respond when there’s danger.”