Stress, anxiety and anguish are words that tend to be used indistinctly, and the borders among them may seem confusing. Do I suffer from anxiety or stress? Should I consult my psychologist for stress? Is this anguish or anxiety?
Anxiety is one of the psychological terms that, during the last few decades, has entered into general vocabulary. From our family and friends, from the news, from movies and television, the word “anxiety” surrounds us wherever we go: “I am very anxious”, “I can´t sleep because of this anxiety”, “this anxiety is killing me”. Indeed, some experts refer to the last few decades as the “Era of Anxiety”. But, what is anxiety exactly?