Anxiety & Stress

th-4Being stressed or  “stressed out” and suffering from anxiety is not the same thing. Being stressed means that you are reacting to life’s stressful or difficult situations.

Suffering from anxiety means that you are more than stressed.An anxiety disorder occurs when  the anxiety that you are feeling  interferes with your ability to function in one or more areas of your life (i.e. relationships with your  partner/spouse. child, boss, co-worker etc…).  

A person who is suffering from  anxiety often experiences the following emotional and physical symptoms:

Emotional:

  • Excessive and ongoing worry and tension
  • An unrealistic view of a problem, a situation or perhaps even a relationship
  • Feelings of being “edgy”
  • Feelings of restlessness and irritability

 Physical:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle tension, aches
  • Nausea
  • Frequent need to go to the bathroom
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Being easily startled
  • Trouble going to sleep or staying asleep

Whether you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or just “stressed out”, I can help.