Anxiety VS Stress
First of all, one needs to understand how anxiety is different from stress. In general, the term Anxiety is used interchangeably with the term Stress. Certainly, there is a difference between anxiety and stress.
Hence, Stress is a response to short term pressure but anxiety is the adverse effect of stress. Unlike stress, anxiety doesn’t have identifiable root. Anxiety tends to persist relatively long time than stress. In contrast, Anxiety is a typical mental disorder and tough to treat.
Likewise, Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at your work place, before an exam, or making an important decision. Certainly, Anxiety is not only temporary worry or fear but it involves more than temporary worry or fear.
Therefore, an Anxiety disorder can affect a wide area of life such as work performance, social and personal relations etc.
There are some general symptoms for anxiety disorders:
• Change in sleeping pattern
• Not able to calm and cool
• Dry mouth
• Emotional instability
Causes and Management
Moreover, it is yet to find that what are causes anxiety. Many research studies continue to find the answer. Many studies culminated that many things combine to bring anxiety. It can be physiological or brain change, environment change or even it can be your gene.
Specifically, no lab tests are there to identify anxiety but the medical history and face to face interview help to diagnosis it.
Finally to cure anxiety, one must take a help for an expert or experienced psychologist. Who can apply appropriate therapy to treat anxiety disorder? For example, cognitive behavioral therapy is helpful to treat by recognizing and changing thought and behavior which trigger anxiety.
Medication of anti depression also helps initially but therapy is useful for final results.
Depression VS Anxiety
Depression and anxiety disorders are also different, but evidence shows that people with depression often experience symptoms similar to anxiety disorder, such as problems sleeping and concentrating, difficulty in adjustment, irritability etc.
There is still no evidence one disorder causes the other, but there is clear evidence that many people suffer from both disorders.
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