According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Anxiety is defined as : apprehensive uneasiness or nervousness usually over an impending or anticipated ill.
“Anxiety is a healthy and normal response to certain situations, especially those involving danger or personal difficulty.” https://www.promises.com/articles/mental-health/how-to-know-if-your-anxiety-is-healthy-or-unhealthy/
Anxiety can be good for us, it alerts us that something is wrong. It lets us know that something is not right. It is a guide that directs us and keeps us safe. So when does anxiety become unhealthy? According to Psychotherapy matters.com, the following are signs of unhealthy anxiety:
- Daily worrying
- Uncontrollable worrying
- Restless and unable to relax most days
- Physical manifestations, headaches, pain, stomach aches
- Trouble sleeping
- Trouble focusing
- Persistent tired and irritable feelings
The above feelings can be more serious than healthy anxiety, and experiencing one or more of the above can be a red flag for anxiety disorders.
Excessive anxiety can lead to serious health problems such as GI tract problems and heart disease, Harvard Health Publishing
Get a mental health assessment with us, it may save you bigger problems down the road!