Theories and cases are used to show how this term finds its application in reality. Now, anxiety is experienced in our day-to-day life but in fields of healthcare and nursing anxiety might result in a certain kind of disorder in a person. However it is not necessary that every person who experience anxiety from time to time is suffering from such a disorder. Disorder comes into play when the experience is frequent and more complex in nature. However since the symptoms are more or less similar and the origin of the experience is also same. In this paper we have not actually differentiated between the two aspects of ‘anxiety’ and ‘anxiety disorder’ and this has helped us explore greater dimensions of anxiety. So these two ideas have been used interchangeably. This is the first assumption. Again, animals and birds might experience anxiety as a response to an anticipation of future occurrence, as well. However this paper will focus on anxiety with respect to human living. This is the second assumption.
Anxiety causes in man a hint of fear for the consequences, which can at times lead to the survival of the people. Nevertheless, people all around the world have suffered due to an overdose of anxiety. This can be attributed to the environment in the modern world. The world has been more economically developed and there has been more emphasis led on Darwin’s “survival for the fittest” theory. The stress of the life in the modern world has made people feel anxious about their life more often. They get tensed more often in the modern generation. Anxiety has been responsible for the birth of various diseases. (Barlow, 2002, pp. 1-2; Bourne, 2005, p. 1) The nursing managers must be well versed in the concept of anxiety to take care of the patients.
The definition of ‘anxiety’, as presented in The Free Dictionary by Farlex is appropriate to the context of our study. In technical terms, anxiety may be