Is it anxiety or an anxiety disorder?
Occasional worry about circumstantial events, such as a work deadline, school exam or upcoming doctor’s appointment.
Difficulty relaxing, sleeping or concentrating when faced with a serious problem, such as an illness, job loss or death of a loved one.
Muscle aches, tension, tiredness related to an activity or situation, such as overexertion at the gym, a stressful day at work or sitting too long at the computer.
Generalized anxiety disorder
Constant, chronic and unsubstantiated worry causing significant stress, disrupting social activities and interfering with work, school and/or family.
Edginess, irritability, insomnia, difficulty concentrating more days than not for no apparent reason.
Restlessness, muscle aches and pain and fatigue not related to a specific physical or emotional problem persisting for six months or more.