3 years ago
Last edited at 3:23PM on 11/29/2010
My take: Anxiety is an overwhelming feeling where coping or problem solving are not the obvious stress responses. One feels stuck, unhealthy, and perhaps abnormal and deviant for their lack of emotional stability. The only thing ostensibly predictable is the persistence of stressors, so one is constantly on guard, unnerved, etc.
In truth, many many people struggle with anxiety and over-reactive stress responses. It's not really so strange afterall, but that's difficult to remember in the thick of it.