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Bustle – Unexpected Ways You Can Trigger an Anxiety Attack Without Realizing It

Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., talks to Bustle about behaviors you may not realize are triggering anxiety

Clinical psychologist, Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., tells Bustle that anxiety attacks are generally comprised of racing thoughts where the content is filled with worry. It’s as if you can’t stop the hamster wheel going round and round in your mind. “The precipitant to anxiety is typically a trigger that occurs outside of you such as a sound, a person, a place, or something somebody says, that then switches on the ‘automatic worry-thoughts’ in your brain,” Forshee tells Bustle.

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