Stress is actually good — it keeps us focused and aware of all the things that need to be done. But too much stress can develop into anxiety, and that can be overwhelming to the point of crippling. It’s then you start to worry incessantly about things you can’t control, and you have trouble concentrating because you’re constantly distracted. You can even develop physical symptoms, like a rapid heart beat, stomach distress, tension headaches, and irrational fears of death or disaster. If these concerns are intense enough or last for a period of time, you may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can be treatable and there’s no reason to suffer or depend on addictive medication. Call Dorothy today at her Madison, NJ office for a confidential, private consultation: 201-788-3189.