Anxiety condition are more than just 'everyday' stress or worry. While stress and worry are common responses to a situation where a person feels challenged or under pressure, it usually passes once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed.
Anxiety conditions are when these anxious feelings are intense, don't subside, are disruptive and exist without any particular reason or cause. Anxiety conditions are serious conditions that make it hard for a person to cope with daily life. We all feel anxious from time to time, but for a person experiencing anxiety, these feelings cannot be easily controlled, and interfere with what they want and need to do each day.
The symptoms of anxiety conditions can often develop gradually over time. Given that we all experience some anxiety, it can be hard to know how much is too much, but if it is having a disabling impact you need to be doing something about it. There are many different types of anxiety conditions, and while there are similarities, there are also a range of different symptoms for each.