Stress and Anxiety Disorder
Stress is a tool of the human body, a normal reaction to the pressures in life or in a dangerous situation. It is a feeling of fear and anxiety about what is going to happen. The first day of school, a job interview, or a speech in front of an audience can cause most people to feel fear and nervousness. But if the feelings of anxiety are extremely intense, last for more than six months, and affect the patient's life to a significant degree, there may be an anxiety disorder.
Stress can involve reactions from many different systems and organs in the body, such as palpitations, muscle weakness and tension, fatigue, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, stomach aches, or headaches.
The presence of stress for a long time can lead to depression, suppression of the immune system, memory impairment, hormone imbalance, cardiovascular disease, and other problems. Identifying the effects of stress in its early stages can help prevent more serious health problems later on.