Do I have Anxiety Disorder?
23 Feb 2017
Firstly, before we get terrified of the word “anxious” it’s important for us to understand that just as we experience joy, sadness, anger, grief, we also experience anxiety.
Go through the following list of statements and see what you most identify with:
Ø If anything comes out of the blue, my first reaction is panic.
Ø I get very hassled and worried when too many things are on my mind or on my to-do list.
Ø There’s always something in my mind that I’m worried about, sometimes not having anything to worry about also worries me.
Ø I’m always short of breath.
Ø My body and my mind mostly never feels relaxed or at ease.
Ø The uncertainty of the future disturbs me a lot.
Ø I’m very afraid of ……..or ………and the fear constantly disturbs me to the extent it will be right to say that I have a phobia of……
Ø I get anxious every time I have to speak publicly or interact with the opposite sex person or a large group at once.
Ø Constantly getting unwanted or disturbing thoughts/ ideas/ images or impulses in mind that are involuntary e.g. The table is very dirty or an image that I might hit someone and trying to suppress or remove the thought / image by an act ( a compulsion) for example cleaning or washing hands every time the disturbing thought comes.
Ø Getting so tensed and overwhelmed in certain situations that the anxiety driven thoughts or fears are thought to be real and it gets difficult to breathe.
Ø I feel so stressed and tensed at times it feels as if I’m completely helpless in front of that.
Ø Closed spaces like lifts, basements, movie theatres etc scare me as I’m afraid something might happen.
Ø If I have had intense anxiety in the past, I fear what if it happens again
If you connect with 3 or more of the above statements and feel distressed, reach out to our counsellors here at Epsyclinic for the best professional help you could get!
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