Anxiety Versus Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety is a normal experience for most people, and on occasion, it may be overwhelming. But anxiety is typically transitory, and there are many coping skills that can help you feel more in control. Think about the concept of fight of flight. We all get anxious from time to time. Perhaps a big event like a big game or high stakes test or a public presentation or speech can prompt feelings of anxiousness.
But, an anxiety disorder is different. It’s a serious mental health condition characterized by persistent and excessive anxiety that interferes with daily life.
People with an anxiety disorder may experience intense fear or dread about everyday situations, have difficulty controlling their worry, and may experience physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, or rapid heartbeat. In addition, an anxiety disorder often requires professional therapeutic treatment such as therapy or medication through a counselor or medical doctor.
Coping Skills for Anxiety
Resources for Students
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