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Signs Your Anxiety Needs Professional Help

By Genevieve Cunningham

Feeling anxious from time to time can be completely normal. If you're starting a new job, meeting new people, or facing a difficult time in life, anxiety is practically expected. But for some people, anxiety is more than just a small, temporary problem. It's long lasting and all encompassing. Many simply suffer through until the anxiety passes, but there are definitely moments when professional help is necessary. If you suffer from bouts of anxiety, take a look at these signs you should seek professional help right away.

It Interrupts Daily Life

Anxiety might take over a moment from time to time. It may require you to stop and take some deep breaths and regroup. But it should not be getting in the way of your normal life. If you can't function on a daily basis, you really should be thinking about getting help. Anxiety that keeps you from normal tasks and functioning in your daily life is definitely something that requires some extra help to get you healthy and back on track.

It's Health Related

Health anxiety is real. Do you take every tiny pain or illness and turn it into a deadly disease in your head? If so, you might have health anxiety. The problem with health anxiety is that you always expect the worst. You spend way too much time thinking about terrible illnesses that you likely don't even have. You're always on edge that death is knocking on your door. If you suffer from health anxiety, it might be time to seek help. This kind of anxiety can rob you of enjoying life, and getting help might give you some quality of life back.

It's a Constant Struggle

Anxiety is normal, but daily anxiety isn't. Even if it's not debilitating, you shouldn't feel anxious every single day. You should have days and days in a row where anxiety isn't a thing at all. If yours is a constant struggle, get some help. You might be surprised at how much better you feel about life when your anxiety is under control.

Anxiety is a very common problem for people all across the country. It happens to kids and adults and everyone in between. Luckily, living with anxiety doesn't have to be an impossible task. Use these tips to know when professional help is needed, and get your mental and physical health back on track in no time at all. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Marietta, Ga.

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