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Fear is a normal response to things which the mind perceives as a threat. This manifests through the fight or flight response to real or perceived danger.
Anxiety is persistent fear, in which there is an overestimation of real or perceived danger, characterized through excessive worrying.
This worrying could be about numerous things, such as a social situation (such as public speaking), something at school (taking an exam), worrying about being late for a meeting, a fear of getting in trouble, disappointing others, or the fear of a specific object or animal.
This guide sets out the basics of Anxiety and Anxiety Disorder, and some coping strategies.