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What does stress and anxiety feel like?

stress and anxiety

There’s a fine line between stress and anxiety. Both are emotional responses, but stress is typically caused by external triggers like work deadlines, discrimination, chronic illness, or relationship issues. People under stress experience mental and physical symptoms, such as irritability, anger, fatigue, muscle pain, digestive troubles, and difficulty sleeping.

Anxiety, on the other hand, is defined by persistent and excessive worries that don’t go away. Anxiety leads to a nearly identical set of symptoms such as stress: insomnia, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, muscle tension, and irritability.

The CDC states the symptoms of stress and anxiety include:

Prolonged stress and anxiety can lead to serious conditions such as high blood pressure, autoimmune diseases, and increased susceptibility to illness.

Here are some tips for coping with stress and anxiety:

It is important to seek professional help if you are experiencing reoccurring bouts of stress and anxiety.  Seeking professional treatment may help prevent mental and physical complications from prolonged stress and anxiety. If you or a loved one struggles with symptoms related to stress and anxiety, Compassionate Psychiatric Services may be the solution for you. Give our office a call today at 469-200-4093 and speak with a specialist. For more information visit our website at


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