The triangle for understanding the anxiety response:
Journaling the triangle to track anxiety attacks helps to understand more about what is happening.
Fear is a psychological and physiological response to a definite threat – fight, flight, freeze.
Anxiety is a vague unpleasant sense of apprehension. Anxiety can trigger fear & fear can trigger lingering anxiety.
Anxiety disorder – Abnormally increased sensitivity to fearful stimuli, an inappropriately intense experience of fear and anxiety, and/or an extreme action or reaction to fear or anxiety.
Generalized anxiety disorder: general heightened anxiety
Panic disorder: The occurrence of panic attacks and fear of recurrent panic attacks
A few questionnaires that are available for anxiety:
GAD-7 -this link is one you complete online and get the immediate results
DASS-21 – depression and anxiety questionnaire