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How to Recognize an Anxiety Disorder and Get the Help You Need to Feel Better

Occasional anxiety, such as nervousness before an airplane flight or a medical procedure, is normal, but those feelings are temporary. When your worrisome feelings persist or become severe, however, you may have an anxiety disorder.

For older adults, understanding and coping with anxious feelings can sometimes be especially challenging, says T.H.

1. Stress vs. Anxiety: What’s the Difference?

What Is Stress?
Stress is a highly subjective term, which makes defining it a challenge (or, as some would say, stressful). In short, stress is a mostly physical response to a perceived threat or pressure. Vaile Wright, director of research and special projects at the American Psy-chological Association, puts it like

What Is Anxiety? Learn About the Symptoms, Causes and Characteristics

What Is Anxiety? Learn About the Symptoms, Causes and Characteristics

Anxiety comes in different forms and produces different reactions. So to answer the question “What is anxiety?” we’ll take a look at various anxiety definitions, discussing causes and characteristics.
What Is Anxiety?
Someone with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) feels excessive anxiety or worry about a wide array of activities or events (or

Is It Stress—or an Anxiety Disorder?

Is It Stress—or an Anxiety Disorder?

Sweaty palms, fast heartbeat, a pit in your stomach…. we’ve all been there. Feeling anxious is a normal response to the many stressful situations in life. But some people tend toward these physical reactions and catastrophic thinking more frequently than others, making negativity their go-to emotional reaction to any challenging

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