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How do I know if I have anxiety?
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Anxiety is a feeling of worry or panic. Read more to learn about symptoms, treatment and where else to go for help with anxiety.
If you are in crisis or need urgent mental health support, get help now from the NHS. If someone's life is at risk, for example they've seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose, go to A&E or call 999. A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one.

If you’re aged 16 or over, this self assessment tool from the NHS can help you to think about and understand your feelings over the last fortnight and point you in the right direction for help and support.

If you’re under 16, visit the Young Minds website for support and information or speak to your GP about how you’ve been feeling.

It’s important to see your GP if you’re struggling with your mental health or concerned about any feelings you’ve been having. They can speak to you about your symptoms and recommend treatments to help you.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

There are lots of different symptoms of anxiety. Some might be symptoms you can feel physically, or you could notice some changes in your thinking, emotions or behaviour. 1 Find out more about the symptoms of anxiety.

  1. Get help with anxiety, fear or panic. Published February 2, 2021. Accessed March 23, 2021.

Published: October 2022
Next review: October 2025
Reviewed by Mital Thakrar, Pharmacist

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