How to Challenge the Panic and Worry of Stress

worried womanOften people worry about their worry.  It’s not uncommon to be stressed about your stress-response.  In the absence of accurate information about the symptoms of your stress-response, you may develop faulty thoughts that cause fear and anxiety and additional stress.

If you have serious concerns about your health and question whether your symptoms are stress-related or a sign of some other health problem, you should seek medical help.  The following are challenges to distorted or faulty thoughts about stress and anxiety adapted from Anxiety Disorders and Phobias:  A Cognitive Perspective by Aaron Beck, M.D. and Gary Emery Ph.D. (2005).

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