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:
out of proportion to objective circumstances
of your control
with your daily functioning
the following Checklist for Anxiety* During the past week,
have you felt any of the following?:
light-headed, or faint
of breath; difficulty breathing; rapid breathing
or racing heartbeat
(unrelated to heat or exertion)
lump in your throat
holding your urine
with balance, wobbliness
or tingling in hands, feet, legs or face
more frequently and severely you experience the above symptoms,
the more likely you may need professional help.
Adapted from Aaron Beck, M.D.
After ruling out medical causes, psychotherapy with a trained,
experienced professional can help you understand and manage your
If untreated, habitual anxiety can impair your health and your
quality of life.