More than that, the article also informs us that while such anxiety clinics are under increased demand, this may not necessarily be due to increased incidence, but more related to decreased stigma and more individuals coming forward for help. We also are advised to remember that some anxiety or stress can be healthy and we need to continue building resiliency rather than over-medicalize stress.
"But those who are able to joke about a disorder may have never actually experienced it, and wouldn't want to.
Symptoms of an anxiety disorder include changes in thinking, behaviour, emotions, and physical sensations that cause distress and impair your ability to function at work or socially.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, and can affect anyone in any walk of life — about 30 per cent will experience one in their lifetime — and are often made worse by an accompanying "comorbid" mood disorder, depression, or substance abuse disorder.
Anxiety has been around as long as humanity. The emotion is an evolutionary adaptation, a reaction in the central nervous system giving our bodies a jolt to react to a challenge or danger; the "fight or flight" mechanism"".
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