Dr. Forshee explained the difference between worry and anxiety to Healthline readers.
We all worry at some point, and most of us worry daily. According to clinical psychologist Danielle Forshee, Psy.D, those who worry — meaning everybody — can control the intensity and duration of their worry thoughts.
“For example, someone who worries can get diverted onto some other task and forget about their worry thoughts,” Forshee explains. But someone with anxiety may struggle to shift their attention from one task to the next, which causes the worry thoughts to consume them.
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