As with depression, anxiety is experienced by most people at some time in their lives, especially when in life-changing, uncertain or challenging situations such as changing jobs, interviews, exams or during difficult times in a relationship.
However, if you are experiencing these feelings on a more constant basis and they start interfering with other aspects of your life then you may want to seek help.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Am I constantly ‘on edge’, fearful or worried?
- Are my worries and fears irrational?
- Do I experience panic attacks or heart-pounding panic?
- Do I live in a constant state of tension?
If your feelings of anxiety are becoming so extreme that they are causing you distress then you may want to seek professional help.