Welcome to our Health Guide on Anxiety. This guide is designed to help you learn about anxiety disorders. By knowing more, you may feel more comfortable talking with a health professional about your experience and your symptoms.
You will be asked a short series of questions. Your answers will lead to suggested reasons for your anxiety. You may find that the information doesn't quite fit your circumstances. Feel free to start over, picking different answers to learn about additional types of anxiety.
This guide cannot make a diagnosis and it is not intended to be a substitute for professional evaluation.
Some people have anxiety all the time. Some have periods of anxiety that come and go.
Are you anxious or worried all the time or almost all the time, or do you have separate periods of anxiety that come on rapidly?
Some people have waves of panic, called panic attacks. They have intense fear and some uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as a pounding heart, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath or chest discomfort, stomach distress, lightheadedness or feeling like they're losing control.
Do you think you have panic attacks?