Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. Stress and worry are normal reactions to situations where a person feels under pressure and usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or the ‘stressor’ is removed.
However, for people experiencing anxiety, the stress and worry can be overwhelming, happen for no apparent reason or continue after the stressful event has passed. For a person experiencing anxiety, anxious feelings cannot be brought under control easily. Anxiety can be a serious condition that makes it hard for a person to cope with daily life. There are many types of anxiety and many people with anxiety experience symptoms of more than one type.