Assess your anxiety

Jei
2019-02-25 21:25:08
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Did you know that you can assess your anxiety level using the Beck Anxiety Inventory? It's a list that describes 21 common anxiety symptoms, both physical and mental. Take a close look at each symptom and rate it on a 3-point scale, depending on how often you've been experiencing it during the past week. Take a close look at each sympthom and rate it on a 3-point scale, depending on how often you've been experiencing it during the past week. Let's get started!

Numbness or tingling

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Feeling hot

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Wobbliness in legs

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Unable to relax

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Fear of worst happening

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Dizzy or lightheaded

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Heart pounding / racing

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Unsteady

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Terrified or afraid

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Nervous

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Hands trembling

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Feeling of choking

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Shaky / unsteady

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Fear of losing control

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Difficulty in breathing

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Fear of dying

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Scared

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Indigestion

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Faint / lightheaded

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Face flushed

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Hot / cold sweats

Not at all

Mildly or moderately

Severely

Low anxiety

Your answers show that your anxiety level is within the norm. However, if your anxiety worries you, you should play it safe and go see a psychiatrist. This test is a self-diagnostic tool that can only give a superfluous assessment. Remember that no test can replace professional help.   Prevention is better than cure. Do you agree?

Moderate anxiety

It seems that you're experiencing anxiety on a regular basis. You might have unresolved problems (whether at work or in your personal life) that prevent you from feeling safe and secure. If you feel strong mental discomfort caused by continuous or recurrent anxiety, be sure to see a specialist as soon as possible. Neurotic disorder and other psychological problems are easier to prevent than cure!  

High level of anxiety

Your answers indicate that you have a potentially concerning level of anxiety. The alarming mental and physical sympthoms signal that you're not OK. The best thing you can do is to seek professional help. You need to eliminate the cause of your anxiety before it transforms into a neurotic disorder or other menal health problems. Don't be afraid to talk to a psychiatrist. A professional (sometimes with the help of medication) can help you handle the issues that keep you from enjoying your life.