6 Signs of Anxiety

Do you have excessive or unrealistic anxiety and worry about a number of events or activities?  Has it been noticeable on most days for at least six months?  Is it difficult to control or “turn off” the worry?

On most days in the past six months have you felt:

1.   Restless, keyed up, or on edge
2.   Tired frequently
3.   Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
4.   Irritability
5.   Muscle tension
6.   Difficulty falling or staying asleep

Does the worry or anxiety cause significant distress  (i.e. it bothers you that you worry too much) or significant interference with your day-to-day life?  For example, the worry may make it difficult for you to perform important tasks at work, interfere with relationships or get in the way of sleep.
Do you experience feelings of anxiety, fear or panic immediately upon encountering a feared social situation?
Do you recognize that the fear is excessive, unreasonable or out of proportion to the actual risk in the situation?
Do you tend to avoid a feared social situation, or if you can’t avoid it, you endure it with intense anxiety or discomfort?

The information contained in this post is for educational purposes only and does not replace the medical evaluation of a physician. 

Contact a counsellor today.

Taken from the book Emotionally Free, Chapter 12.by Grant Mullen M.D.

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