By E. K. Hammond (Published in SPH Digest, University of Ghana, Legon)

Those who have been tense before a public speaking or an interview have an idea of what anxiety feels like. Tension of this sort is characterised by increased heart beat, rapid breathing, sweating and fear. When this is intense, severe, or disruptive to one’s daily life, it becomes an anxiety disorder. A common type of this is phobic disorder, or simply put, phobia. Others are generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder,...

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