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A 25-year-old female asked:

If anxiety is reaction out of proportion to cirsumstance, then how can my dr give me a d(x) of "anxiety" for loss of my life's goal from age 8?

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Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 31 years experience
Wrong Definition: Anxiety is acutally a normal repsonse in the body to something it senses as being harmful. That might be a bear in the woods while hiking. It isn't always "out of proportion" and isn't always bad. However, when our processing of the anxiety is out of order (being unable to overcome a setback on our own) we may need counseling and/or medication to deal with it. That is clinical anxiety.
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