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The Amygdala

nxiety is the product of evolution, simply because all organisms need some mechanism that senses and appraises threat. Given some threat to survival, the resources of the entire organism must be mobilized, and quickly, in order to flee or fight. This explains why anxiety can be aroused in milliseconds, why you feel anxiety simultaneously in your body and your mind, and why anxious symptoms so completely pervade your thoughts and emotions. Congrats, you inherited a fully featured threat detection system.