Are you constantly worried or on edge? Do you struggle with irrational thoughts and fears? Anxiety is a natural response to danger, uncertainty and challenges, and it is normal to feel anxious from time to time. However, when you suffer from chronic or lingering anxiety that you cannot control, it can have a harmful impact on your day-to-day life. You may be wondering if the overwhelming stress you feel is normal or if you are struggling with an anxiety disorder.
The causes and symptoms of your anxiety are unique to you, and it can be difficult to treat without professional guidance and support. Your struggles may be related to social anxiety, phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or generalized anxiety, and there are a variety of approaches that can offer effective anxiety treatment.
Perhaps you have attempted to manage or overcome your anxiety, but you can’t seem to shake feelings of despair and chronic sadness. Alternately, you not be sure if you are sad and need time or depressed and need treatment. This test is not meant to diagnose generalized or specific anxieties, but it can call attention to possible indicators that you are suffering from increased or chronic anxiety. For an official diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, you need to see a trained counselor.
Below is a list of common symptoms of anxiety. It is important to note that there are different types of anxiety disorders such as Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. The symptoms listed below can be experienced by someone who is experiencing Generalized Anxiety or a specific anxiety disorder, and can serve as a resource to help identify areas where you may be struggling.
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