We all experience anxiety in certain circumstances we sometimes feel uneasy, nervous, worried or concerned about future possibilities. How do you know when you need the help of an experienced professional? The answer is when your anxiety is:

  • Excessive, out of proportion to objective circumstances
  • Out of your control
  • Interfering with your daily functioning
  • Causing you distress
  • Consider the following Checklist for Anxiety* During the past week, have you felt any of the following?:

  • Nervous, jittery, anxious
  • Dizzy, light-headed, or faint
  • Short of breath; difficulty breathing; rapid breathing
  • Pounding or racing heartbeat
  • Sweating (unrelated to heat or exertion)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • A lump in your throat
  • Difficulty holding your urine
  • Difficulty with balance, wobbliness
  • Numbness or tingling in hands, feet, legs or face
  • Jumpiness
  • Shakiness
  • Feelings of unreality
  • Frequent alarm
  • Fearfulness

    The more frequently and severely you experience the above symptoms, the more likely you may need professional help.

    After ruling out medical causes, psychotherapy with a trained, experienced professional can help you understand and manage your anxiety.

    If untreated, habitual anxiety can impair your health and your quality of life.

    * Adapted from Aaron Beck, M.D.
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