Why do thoughts make us anxious?

Do thoughts make us anxious? Well, not all thoughts of course! There is such a thing as positive worry, which is the polar opposite to the worry we all know, which is negative worry. Negative worry is using thoughts and images to predict the future. This could be something that you feel is imminent, or something ominous further into the future. These predictions, or assumptions, can lead us to feel very anxious as the brain senses the information as threatening. Once threat is established the brain will issue the fight or flight response. This response readies us for a fight or an escape....

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