ANXIETY AND STRESS-ARE THEY DIFFERENT???

Anxiety is when we worry, or have ongoing fear or unease. Anxiety is a normal part of our lives but it’s when we experience excessive anxiety it can impact our daily living and prevent us from moving forward. Anxiety can be both physical and psychological in nature.


Stress on the other hand is any form of demand placed on our brain or physical body. If there are a lot of demands and expectations on us we can become under distress leading to stress.


Often the combination of both anxiety and stress can interfere with our daily living. It is important to explore the symptoms and rationale behind them.


Some of the symptoms may include but not limited to the following:

*Dizziness

*Muscle Tension

*Change in appetite eating less or more

*Difficulty falling asleep or disruptive sleep

*Headache

*Shoulder and neck tension/aches

*Rapid heartbeat

*Pounding chest

*Frequent urination

*Restless/Pacing

*Irritable/Agitation

*Panicky feeling

*Impending doom


According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada, the 12 Month prevalence for any Anxiety Disorder is over 12%. 1 in 4 Canadians (25%) will have at least one Anxiety Disorder in their lifetime.

Early diagnosis and intervention is key in recovery. Please refer to the previous blogs. To learn more.



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