(1) An emotional response characterized by feelings of uneasiness and
apprehension of a probable danger or misfortune.
Patient who is anxious usually is unaware of the cause of the anxiety.
Behaviors are similar to those seen with the fear, but are not usually as
(4) Because the patient does not know its specific cause, he/she usually
focuses on the physiologic symptoms of anxiety, to include:
Diarrhea or constipation.
(g) Excessive perspiration.
A state of strain or tension.
(2) Occurs in situations, which require an increased and often prolonged
effort to adjust.
(3) Any factor that disturbs the physical, psychological, or physiological
homeostasis of the body may be stressful.
As with fear, the body tries to rid itself of the factor causing the stress.
Physical signs of stress include:
(b) Hair loss.