It can be hard to differentiate reasonable worry from an unhealthy level of anxiety. Everyone experiences periods of stress and worry at some point in their lives. For most people, worry is a normal and temporary reaction to a negative or stressful event. Although unpleasant, this type of worrying typically doesn’t lead to serious problems. People with mental illness, however, tend to experience anxiety more frequently and more intensely. Below are ten signs that your level of anxiety may warrant professional help. Please note that these indicators are not designed to make a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder or to take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation.
The most important thing to consider is how anxiety is impacting your quality of life. If anxiety is interfering with your relationships, career, social life, or hobbies, it may be time to seek professional help. The earlier you obtain help, the quicker you will be on the path to recovery. If you are worried that you or a loved one may be suffering from an anxiety disorder, call Dr. Racine for a free consultation today.