Anxiety Symptoms | Three Component Model

Trigger Situation perceived as dangerous (a place, physical sensation, feeling, impulse, etc.)
(Rate 0-10 Discomfort Level)
Vigilance and increased avoidance
Fear of Triggers
Temporary Decrease of Anxiety
Escape and Avoidance

Cycle of Anxiety | 3 Components of Emotion

Physical Sensations = Physiological
Thoughts / "What-if's" = Cognitive
Avoidance / Escape = Behavior

—Concept & Diagram by S Josephson, PhD & J Levitan, RN, MS, NP ø The NY Hospital- Cornell Med. Ctr. (1991)
Revised Concept & Diagram by L Martin, RN, MS, NP & Amori Mikami, PhD ø UCSF Medical Center (2003)