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Anxiety detection and symptoms
Do I need to seek help for my anxiety? This anonymous inventory can help you find out.
Anxiety is a strong feeling of fear or dread. People who are anxious often feel they have no control over what is happening to them.
Some anxiety is normal. Everyone feels anxious sometimes. But when anxiety keeps you from feeling healthy and affects your work, home or social life, you need to get help. Your health care provider can help you gain control of your anxiety and teach you skills to manage your anxiety.
Symptoms of anxiety
Anxiety has many symptoms. You may have a few or many. The most common symptoms of anxiety include:
Anxiety attack symptoms include:
You may live in fear of another attack and avoid places where you have had an anxiety or panic attack.
An anxiety attack is a short period of strong fear that happens for no apparent reason. An anxiety attack is also known as a panic attack. An anxiety attack can be a one-time event or can become an ongoing problem.