Stress and anxiety

Alternative Names

Anxiety; Feeling uptight; Stress; Tension; Jitters; Apprehension

Definition of Stress and anxiety

Stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or anxious. What is stressful to one person is not necessarily stressful to another.

Review

David B. Merrill, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/22/2010

Generalized anxiety disorder

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