Two of the main health concerns involving the nervous system are stress and anxiety. Stress is defined as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances”. Anxiety on the other hand is defined as “a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome”.
Stress is something we all experience daily, and a small degree of stress is actually good for us and can help us to be more productive. As the level of stress increases, or we respond too strongly, it can become harmful to us and affect us negatively.
Anxiety is characterised by excessive, exaggerated anxiety about everyday events. A truly anxious person expects disaster at every turn and constantly worries about health, money, family, work or schools. This anxiety is so severe that the person lives in a constant state of fear or dread, to the point that the anxiety interferes with their daily lives.
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Source: Tibb Health Sciences (Pty) Ltd Representative Training Manual Dr. Grant Nijland (M.Tech.Hom) Copyright© 2015