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Is It Anxiety or Stress?

Jan 28, 2013 05:53PM

Anxiety is a normal part of life. It’s a biological reaction: the body’s way of telling us something isn’t right. It keeps us from harm’s way and prepares us to act quickly in the face of danger.

The symptoms of anxiety and stress are driven by the same chemical reaction. Here is the difference. Stress is a normal response to a threatening situation. Anxiety is caused largely by worry that is out of proportion to the situation.

If your anxiety becomes overwhelming and persistent, or interferes with your regular daily activities—or makes them impossible, you may have an anxiety disorder. This condition is “progressive,” which means it gets worse unless you do something. Medication and treating the symptoms just mask the real issues—and the pain remains.

One person out of 75 suffers from anxiety disorders. Those people may want to contact The Anxiety Coach. He has "been there" and uses proven techniques to control or eliminate anxiety symptoms.

For more information, call Roger Burton, The Anxiety Coach, at 847-497-5350 or visit