Info & Self Assessment - Anxiety
Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences from time to time. Many of us feel anxious or stressed when faced with a problem or when making an important decision. Anxiety becomes a problem when it causes so much distress that it interferes in our ability to live a normal life.
Anxiety disorders are serious mental illnesses. For people with anxiety disorders, fear and worry is constant, overwhelming and sometimes crippling. Anxiety disorders can take different forms, such as panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive tendencies or social anxiety. Someone with anxiety may be willing to make significant behavioral changes in an attempt to avoid future anxiety, which perpetuates the cycle of anxious symptoms.
Relief from the symptoms of anxiety is possible. With willingness and commitment to the process, you can learn to disrupt the pattern of anxiety and learn skills to control anxious thinking.
Self Assessment Questionnaire
This self-assessment is designed to help you identify if you have some symptoms of anxiety that may benefit from professional help. It is meant to help you examine your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and is not designed to take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation. Answer each item with yes or no.
- Do I often feel scared, hopeless, worried or on edge?
- Am I plagued by fears I know are irrational but can’t seem to shake?
- Do I avoid regular everyday activities or situations because they cause me anxiety?
- Does my anxiety interfere with work, school, family or friends?
- Do I believe something bad will happen if things aren’t done a certain way?
- Do I experience sudden bouts of chest pain, sweating or shortness of breath?
- Do I have an impending sense of danger or doom?
- Do I experience fears of losing control or going crazy?
- Do I often feel restless, irritable or have trouble sleeping?
- Do I tend to focus on upsetting situations or events happening in my life, and can’t seem to get them off my mind?