Anxiety show itself many forms and can be debilitating. If you think you may suffer from anxiety, review the symptom lists below.
___ Have you experienced excessive worry on most days for at least six months?
___ Do have unfounded worry about health, work, relationships and/or finances?
___ Are you troubled by irritability, fatigue and feelings of being “keyed up” or “on edge?”
___ Do you have a problem concentrating or relaxing?
___ Do you have trouble going to sleep and staying asleep?
___ Does your anxiety interfere with your life?
Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder
___ During the past month, did you have persistent irrational thoughts regarding death, illness, aggression or contamination?
___ Do you spend excessive time each day washing, checking or counting?
___ Do you experience unwanted ideas about dirt, germs or chemicals?
___ Do you ever get the feeling that you must do certain things excessively, or think certain thoughts repeatedly, in order to feel comfortable?
___ During the past month, have you experienced a sudden, unexplained attack of intense fear, anxiety or panic? If yes:
___ Were you worried that these attacks meant you were losing control, having a heart attack, or going crazy?
___ Did these attacks cause changes or avoidance patterns in your behavior?
___ Did the sensations of anxiety or panic lead to fear of situations or places where help or escape may be difficult?
___ Are you unable to be alone or travel without a companion?
___ Do you experience an intense and persistent fear of social situations where others may judge you in a negative way?
___ Are you afraid of being embarrassed or humiliated by your actions?
___ Do you fear people will notice you are blushing, sweating, trembling or showing other symptoms of anxiety?
___ Are you afraid to do things in front of people, such as public speaking, eating, performing or teaching?
___ During the past month, did you either avoid—or feel very uncomfortable in—situations involving people, such as parties, weddings, dates and other social events?
___ Do you have unreasonable and persistent fear of an object or situation such as flying, heights, animals or medical procedures?
___ Do you experience fear of places or situations where escaping or getting help may be difficult?
___ Do you anticipate the feared situation and go to great lengths to avoid participating?
___ Have you experienced shortness of breath, a pounding heart, sweating, trembling or fear of losing control?