Did you know that anger and anxiety can sometimes be confused? Clinical psychologist Rose Gillett explains that when asked what anger feels like, many will describe increased heart rate and blood pressure, shaking, and feeling out of control. However, when compared with anxiety, these symptoms remind us suspiciously of the “fight or flight” response we get when we are scared. When experiencing strong anxiety we have an uncontrollable urge to flee, fight or freeze. We flee when we avoid the feared task (labelled an anxiety disorder), though for some the fight response comes more naturally. Unfortunately these actions are seen as aggressive and so are more often than not labelled as anger rather than anxiety.