To get a basic feel for the psychological issues behind anxiety, The National Institute for Mental Health helped with the background information and a start into the neurological reasonings behind why we react the way we do to stress. “Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It is used as a coping mechanism, for memories, fear, or dealing with stress and pressure.” These symptoms allows one to get into the mind and visualize what an athlete is experiencing and further my investigation into the SNS and ANS systems.
National Institute for Mental Health
2014. Anxiety. Electronic Document. <http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety- disorders/index.shtml>