- You feel constantly tense, worried, or on edge
- Anxiety interferes with your work, school, or family responsibilities
- You experience frequent fears that you know are irrational, but can’t shake
- You believe that something bad will happen if certain things aren’t done a certain way
- You avoid everyday situations or activities because they cause you anxiety
- You experience sudden, unexpected attacks of heart-pounding panic
- You feel like danger and catastrophe are around every corner
One word of warning before proceeding forward with further exploring if you may be experiencing an anxiety disorder. Trying to figure out why you are experiencing emotional distress on your own can take you down a “rabbit hole” where the very process of trying to determine “what is wrong with you” causes you even more anxiety. Quick Answer: Nothing catastrophic beyond that you are human, and to be human means experiencing occasional mental anguish. Light On Anxiety, or other mental health providers, are here to partner with you in assessing your symptoms, co-creating a treatment plan and coaching you through and past your suffering. You need not walk through your emotional pain alone.
Common Adult Mental Health Conditions
Key symptoms of Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including impulsiveness, disorganization, problems focusing, trouble multitasking, and restlessness can persist into adulthood. These symptoms can have a significant adverse impact on the relationships, careers and personal safety of those who suffer from it.
Common Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conditions
Child/adolescent anxiety and related behavioral health conditions can take many different forms. It is not always obvious to the child or the family that one is experiencing anxiety symptoms. It can be helpful, as a first step in moving past anxiety, to take an assessment obtain an objective picture of current symptoms.
The Pediatric Symptom Checklist-17 (PSC-17) is a psychosocial screen designed to facilitate the recognition of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems so that appropriate interventions can be initiated as early as possible.
These symptoms may look like other mental health problems. It is best for child/adolescent to meet with a mental healthcare provider who can rule out other emotional and physical causes of these symptoms and to provide you with a formal diagnosis.