Do I Need To Seek Help For Anxiety?
Updated: Feb 8, 2022
Anxiety goes beyond mere discomfort over the status of a matter. For instance, it is one thing to be anxious prior to the release of the results of a crucial exam. It is quite another thing to be anxious over supposedly trivial matters, to the point that you are unable to sleep, eat, or live your life normally.
While everyone experiences anxiety of some form at regular and semi-regular intervals in their lives, extreme anxiety can actually deter you from going about your daily business or carrying out basic, simple tasks.
Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety can intensify when you are faced with difficult challenges that you seem to have no control over. It weighs heavy on the mind and is a burden that pulls you down to the depths of depression if you do not find a solution to it.
Specialists have it that normal anxiety can be motivational. After all, discomfort can be a precursor to productivity and productive struggle.
On the other hand, when you find yourself worrying for months on end or have recurring panic attacks, that is a sign that you have to seek help.
Signs That You Should Seek Help for Anxiety
It can be tricky to draw the line between normal worry and anxiety disorders. But there are some major indicators to seek clinical assistance. Here are some of them:
Interruptions to daily activities
Suppose that you have tasks to attend to during weekdays, such as corporate work. Everyone knows that work and profit go hand in hand. That is to say that the motivation to go to work every day is high because it is where you get your means of livelihood. If you find that your worries are affecting your overall productivity and your zeal to do basic, routine, even crucial activities, then it is time to seek professional aid.
Being unable to engage in fun activities
Crucial activities aren’t the only category of activities that can be affected by an anxiety disorder. A lot of the time, anxiety manifests when you are unable to do formerly entertaining and engrossing activities like games, traveling, and hanging out with friends.
Not speaking up
Some people have a reputation for being confident, vocal, and outspoken. Such folk are courageous enough to voice their opinions and take their stance, even in the face of overwhelming dissent. When such people become unnaturally anxious, they lose this charm and become afraid to speak up, fearing disagreement or the humiliation of being ignored.
Everyone worries about one thing or the other. Sooner or later, you have to stop worrying and take active steps to resolve the issue. Only then can the worries truly go away. Some people worry so much that they begin to feel physical tiredness.
This is dangerous because it leads to even more unfortunate relapses like depression, disruption to healthy eating habits (overeating), or even suicide.
Anxiety can present in many forms, if you're experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact me (or the professionals at Matt McTeague Counseling) for therapy and consultation!