Anger, when expressed adaptively, carefully, and as sensitively as possible, can spur social movements, positive change, and insight. When a person is frustrated or irritated enough by something they are experiencing, the hope is that their discomfort will encourage them to change and improve their current state. Individuals upset at the government can use their resentment and pain to change policies that seem unfair or unwarranted. In many ways this emotion can be a productive, life changing tool.
If left unchecked and untreated, individuals experiencing uncontrolled panic, risk the development of distant or fractured relationships, loss of employment because they simply cannot focus on anything beyond their fears, and significantly compromised health. Therapy, exercise, and medication are all viable treatment options that have proven, amongst others, to be quite successful in alleviating symptoms of anxiety. There are those however who choose to self medicate with illicit drugs or alcohol, rather than getting bonafide treatment. These issues, coupled with the risk of heart disease due to ongoing anxiety, can set up extremely nervous patients for progressive deterioration.