Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Anxiety comes from stress... or is it the other way around?

anx·i·e·ty /æŋˈzaɪɪti/ [ang-zahy-i-tee] n.
1. distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune: He felt anxiety about the possible loss of his job.
2. Psychiatry. a state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder.

stress (strěs) n.
1. A mentally or emotionally disruptive or upsetting condition occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of affecting physical health, usually characterized by increased heart rate, a rise in blood pressure, muscular tension, irritability, and depression.

So, ... I have a mental disorder affecting my physical health. Thanks, Corporate America!

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