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A 28-year-old male asked:

Difference between stress and anxiety? how are they treated? how are they diagnosed?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
May be synonymous: Often people say "i'm stressed, " when they mean "i'm anxious." but, not all stress leads to anxiety. If stress is defined as having a lot on one's plate and striving toward short and long-term goals, this does not necessarily lead to unpleasant anxiety. Perhaps this person is experiencing the flow of being engaged in life's challenges. Our interpretations of our circumstances affect how we feel.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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