Difference between fear and anxiety:
• Fear is a normal emotion. Everybody worries and feels tense or scared when under pressure or facing a stressful situation. Fear is the body’s natural response to danger, an automatic alarm that goes off when we feel
• Not everyone who worries a lot suffers anxiety but the worries make life very unpleasant and he should build a copying mechanism.
• Although it may be unpleasant, fear is positive. Fear helps to stay alert and focused; it spurs to action and motivates to solve problems.
• The difference between fear and anxiety is that anxiety is imaginable and fear is reaction to real threat.
• Anxiety is maladaptive, constant and overwhelming fear that interferes with life, daily functioning, relationships and pleasure. Anxiety is persistent fear, disarming and paralysing.
• Anxiety doesn’t have to be life-time conditions. Symptoms of anxiety can get under control and people can recover from anxiety.
Anxiety is complex.
• Many people with anxiety also suffer from depression.
• Anxiety and depression stem from the same vulnerability. Since depression makes anxiety worse (and vice versa), it’s important to treat both conditions.
• Anxiety like depression is a conflict between an individual and the word.
• Medication helps to alternate chemicals in brain and control symptoms but ii doesn't cure anxiety.
• Changes in thinking and behaviours are necessary to recover from anxiety.
• Damage have to be “repair” and solutions have to be done within an individual to overcome anxiety.
• Anxiety is related to the absence of mechanism to cope with life challenges.
Fear and anxiety have causes.
• Unhealthy and stressful lifestyle causes that the fearful feelings develop in pathological conditions - an overly demanding schedule, lack of exercise, relaxation or sleep, high pressure at home or work, lack of emotional
• Certain drugs and supplements have side effects causing tension (including over-the-counter medications, some remedies, recreational drugs and alcohol) and over time it worsens.
• Anxiety is not just a result of a chemical imbalance in organism. Fear and insecurity gradually grow in anxiety.
• Anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions rather than a single disorder. They can start and look very different from person to person.
• Despite their different forms, all anxiety disorders share one major symptom: persistent and severe worry in situations where emotionally healthy people wouldn’t feel threatened.
When fear is not fear. Symptoms of anxiety:
• feelings of apprehension or dread
• feeling tense and jumpy
• watching for signs of danger
• trouble concentrating
• anticipating the worst
• feeling like mind’s gone blank
• pounding heart
• stomach upset or dizziness
• shortness of breath
• muscle tension
• changed appetite
• frequent urination or diarrhoea
• tremors and twitches
• changes in sleep patterns
• Generalized anxiety disorder
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Panic disorder
• Social anxiety disorder
• Specific anxiety disorders (phobias)
• Obsessive compulsive disorder