The Stress With Anxiety And Depression

1534 Words Aug 25th, 2016 7 Pages
Everyday life in the 21st century is stressful. Whether you are a working adult, a full time student, or a teenager dealing with the changes of growing up, your body and mind are going to process that stress consciously or unconsciously. Often, many people suffer from crippling anxiety as a result of constant stress or in response to some traumatic event. This anxiety can also be accompanied by feelings of depression, adding to the overall stress and feelings of anxiousness a person may experience during difficult times in their life. Worse still, there has historically been a stigma associated with high anxiety and chronic depression that those who suffer from these maladies are broken in some way or simply seeking attention from others. Nothing could be further from the truth. Struggle with anxiety and depression are a part of everyone’s life at some point in time. Fortunately, there are many resources anyone can take advantage of to help them through troubling times, no matter how long they may last. Let’s take a look at precisely what anxiety is, how it can affect the lives of anyone, and what help is available to overcome anxiety and depression.

Defining Anxiety
Fundamentally, anxiety is a natural response to stress or difficult situations. The human body initiates anxiety reactions to help heighten senses, speed reaction time, and try to anticipate possible outcomes in intense situations. The downside is that when these responses become uncontrolled or involuntary,…
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