The following is how Existential-Humanistic psychologists explain anxiety:
Unhealthy anxiety reflects a loss of meaning in one’s life. We must show courage and responsibility in our choices if life is to have meaning. Too often we give in to, “Existential Anxiety,” and back away from life-enhancing choices. Existential Anxiety is the unavoidable anguish that comes from knowing that we are personally responsible for our lives. hence, we have a crushing need to choose wisely and courageously as we face life’s empty and impersonal void. people who are anxious are living in, “bad faith”; That is, they have collapsed in the face of the awesome responsibility to choose a meaningful existence. In short, they have lost their way in life.