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Letter to the Editor: In Response to “You don’t have an Anxiety Disorder (Probably)”

To the Editor, I will begin by acknowledging that Dupuy makes two valid points in his article “You Don’t Have an Anxiety Disorder (probably)”. He rightly addresses the points that; stress is not the same thing as an anxiety disorder…

Opinion: You don’t have an Anxiety Disorder (Probably)

In order to qualify for a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, there are several criteria that must be met according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. One of the main criteria is irrational and excessive levels of stress and worry…