Signs and symptoms of anxiety
Take the Anxiety Test
Anxiety Test? That’s right, they do exist. Did you know that in small doses, Anxiety can be useful? It helps us focus, deal with challenging situations and can keep us alert. However, if anxiety lasts longer than in short doses it could indicate that you may have an Anxiety Disorder.
Anxiety varies from person to person. Some people may fear certain types of animals such as birds, and others may experience Anxiety in tight places such as an aeroplane or elevator. Some may experience an Anxiety attack whereby their coping mechanisms are overwhelmed, and they struggle to function like they usually would.
Even though the face of anxiety varies, the common denominator is always the same: having constant fear or worry in situations that most people would experience as problem-free.
Emotional symptoms of anxiety
In addition to a constant feeling of worry and fear, these are common emotional symptoms:
- Having problems concentrating
- Irrational catastrophic thinking
- All or nothing thinking
- Fear of losing control
- The feeling of impending danger
- Feeling irritable and restless
- Constant feeling of being overwhelmed
We recommend that you take the Anxiety Test if you experience any of these symptoms, furthermore speaking to a counsellor could be helpful.
Physical symptoms of anxiety
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a part of our body’s natural and essential alarm system and plays an important role when you need to gather strength to escape from danger quickly. Anxiety activates several defence reactions that enhance responsiveness in your body. The muscles are tightened, the heart starts beating faster and you breathe more intensely. This is partly due to an increased amount of adrenaline and other stress hormones that are released into your body.
When suffering from anxiety, it is common that you experience all or some of these physical symptoms:
- Rapid heart rate
- Shortness of breath
- Excessive sweating
- Dryness in the mouth
- Frequent urination
- Stomach cramps and diarrhoea
- Muscle weakness
- Tiredness and sleep difficulty
If you suffer from any of the symptoms described above, we recommend that you take this Anxiety test and also learn about the process of anxiety counselling. Evaluate the statements and select the option that you feel best reflects the way you have felt for the past two weeks.
This anxiety test is not to be seen as a final diagnosis. If you are uncertain about your result, we suggest that you speak with a professional as soon as possible.