It’s normal to feel anxious from time to time, especially if your life is stressful. However, excessive, ongoing anxiety and worry that are difficult to control and interfere with day-to-day activities. Generalized anxiety disorder has symptoms that are similar to Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and other types of anxiety, but they’re all different conditions.
Anxiety, on the other hand, is defined by persistent, excessive worries that don’t go away even in the absence of a stressor. Anxiety leads to a nearly identical set of symptoms as stress: insomnia, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, muscle tension, and irritability.
People under stress experience mental and physical symptoms, such as irritability, anger, fatigue, muscle pain, digestive troubles, and difficulty sleeping. Anxiety, on the other hand, is defined by persistent, excessive worries that don’t go away even in the absence of a stressor.
What are the signs of stress and anxiety?
- Irritable, angry, impatient, or wound up.
- Over-burdened or overwhelmed.
- Anxious, nervous, or afraid.
- Like your thoughts are racing and you can’t switch off.
- Unable to enjoy yourself.
- Uninterested in life.
- Like you’ve lost your sense of humour.
We offer a Free 20 minute chat to talk things through before we start working together. We have a very relaxed environment in both our clinics in Liverpool and Chester so you will feel safe, comfortable and relaxed before you start to share your thoughts and feelings.