Are You Suffering from Anxiety or Depression? - dummies

Are You Suffering from Anxiety or Depression?

Part of Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

People experience anxiety and depression in various ways and therefore don’t always realise that they have a problem until it becomes overwhelming. The following statements indicate possible problems with emotional distress. Do any of the items in this list apply to you?

  • I worry all the time.

  • I feel like a complete and utter failure.

  • My appetite isn’t what it should be.

  • I feel like I can’t catch my breath.

  • I don’t look forward to anything.

  • I’m a very nervous sort of person.

  • I just can’t think clearly at all.

  • I feel guilty a lot of the time.

  • I’m not interested in doing anything.

  • I feel hopeless.

  • *I have loads of fears.

  • My sleep is disturbed.

  • I’ve been having thoughts about death lately.

  • I avoid friends and social situations.

  • I can’t make decisions about anything.

  • I don’t have any energy lately.

  • My mood has been really low.

  • Sometimes I feel panicky.

  • My heart races for no reason at all.

Ticking any of these items may indicate a problem with anxiety or depression. The more you tick, the more serious your possible problem. If you think you may have a problem with serious depression, anxiety, or thoughts of suicide, then please do seek a professional consultation promptly.