An anxiety disorder is more than just a stressful day.

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life

You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.

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Managing stress may take more than one strategy

10 Tips to Manage Stress

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on November 3, 2016

These days it’s hard not to get overwhelmed once in a while. Between juggling work, family, and other commitments, you can become too stressed out and busy. But you need to set time aside to unwind or your mental and physical health can suffer.

Learning how to manage your stress takes practice, but you can -- and need to -- do it. Here are 10 ways to make it easier.

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Knowing when to draw the line on anxiety is important

Anxiety when does it become a problem?

Anxiety is a normal feeling that everyone experiences – a reaction that we have to stressful or unexpected events or situations. We are hard wired to have a “fight or flight” reaction. Even though we are not facing true survival situations every day, we still have the reaction to any situation that we believe is risky to our well being. Whether it is a shouting relative or a punitive boss, or a demanding teacher.

Some anxiety is normal, of course. However, sometimes it needs to be addressed with a qualified professional. How do you know when to talk to your doctor or a therapist? Ask yourself:

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