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When should you seek medical attention for anxiety?

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Last Updated: 03/30/2020 at 3:42pm
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Top Rated Answers
January 15th, 2015 12:36pm
You should def seek medical attention if Anxiety interrupts you from working, studying, socializing , or doing simple tasks such as getting out of the house.
February 15th, 2015 10:54am
It differs from case to case. However, if you think that anxiety is meddling in your life and others around you, then it's time to look for medical help.
April 26th, 2015 12:00am
If its happening nearly everyday and if you feel uneasy and always feeling nausea or being too much worry on something and if you feel you need help then ask your GP (General Practise or doctor) in your nearest town.
July 7th, 2015 9:40pm
If it has come to a point where it is negatively affecting your quality of life then yes, you should. If you are coping with it fine, then don't worry about seeking help. Basically, you are the best judge of you. If you feel like you need it, you probably do.
August 24th, 2015 2:17pm
You know you're normal limits better than anyone else. If anxiety starts to interrupt you're work or concentration more chronically, then it would be a great idea to get medical attention.
April 22nd, 2015 3:45am
If anxiety is getting in the way of your daily life and you are having trouble coping, then it is best for you to seek medical attention.
April 29th, 2015 4:46am
It's when you believe you're anxiety has gotten worst. If you think that, go to your family doctor they will know best what is best for you.
May 2nd, 2015 7:17pm
When anxiety is impacting your life in some way (e.g., affecting your work, study, relationships, or health) it is definitely a good idea to see a doctor and/or mental health worker. Mild anxiety is highly treatable and it's best to learn how to cope with anxiety at an earlier stage – to stop it from ever getting moderate or severe!
May 6th, 2015 3:28am
when it interferes with your ability to be successful and functional in your day to day life. That's when it's considered a disorder.
May 8th, 2015 9:35am
If anxiety is interrupting your daily functions, such as work or relationships, it is suggested that you seek medical attention. This doesn't mean something is wrong with you, but if medical attention can help you feel better and be more optimal in your daily life, it will benefit you everyday.
May 31st, 2015 8:46pm
When it's interfering with you living your life like any other person without anxiety would. If you're making the conscious effort to stay inside when someone invites you out somewhere, or you're having constant panic attacks, it's probably time to get some help with it.
July 20th, 2015 5:39pm
When you are ready. People may say that you should always seek help but i personally think that if you want to get help you will.
October 18th, 2015 12:55am
If you feel like your anxiety is affecting your life in a negative way and prevents you from doing things you need or want to do, then it is definitely helpful to see a doctor.
October 19th, 2015 9:34am
The others are right when they say you should seek it if it interrupts your normal life. This can be vague. I guess you could keep a record of how you're feeling and how it has been affecting your life so that you have something to refer to when you see a professional. Hope you get better.
November 16th, 2015 6:25am
If you feel as though you can't control your thoughts and worries it can help to see a medical professional. Having a diagnosis and understanding of your anxiety can help you get the tools and strategies you need to manage your anxiety.
November 30th, 2015 7:05pm
When your daily life is not able to function properly because of anxiety, you should seek medical attention.
December 21st, 2015 10:41pm
Once you experience anxiety attacks everyday for about a week, you should seek medical attention. Even before a week, if it gets out of hand you should confront a family member or friend about it.
December 22nd, 2015 4:36am
In my personal case, anxiety has made me feel dizzy, tired all day, paranoid and reluctant to do physical activities. I believe this impacts you as a social and healthy human being, so to overcome this, I believe it is important to talk to somebody about your anxiety.
January 4th, 2016 5:50pm
The general rule for when to seek medical attention is when it interferes with your everyday function. However, you can definitely talk to a medical professional even if you're worried that it *might* interfere. However if your anxiety significantly impacts you life, you should probably talk to a medical professional about it.
January 4th, 2016 10:10pm
You should seek medical attention at any time when you feel your anxiety gets in the way of your daily life. If you aren't feeling like your regular self, or notice an extreme pattern that prevents you from doing some things, that's when it might be time to visit a doctor!
January 26th, 2016 2:08am
You should seek medical attention for anxiety as soon as it starts to interfere with your daily life. If it becomes difficult to go to your job, or see your friends it's time to get help!
January 26th, 2016 8:57pm
When it begins to interfere with your ability to function or to be happy. It never hurts to ask for help so call your doctor and get their opinion.
November 7th, 2016 1:14pm
You should seek medical attention for anxiety when it starts to interfere with your daily life. For example, its hard for you to go to school, work, or even get out of bed.
February 21st, 2017 9:27am
The moment you realize your anxiety is affecting your daily routine, work or social life and hindering with your normal functions
May 1st, 2017 11:03pm
If your anxiety is reaching a point that it begins to affect your performance at school, or your relationships with your friends, you should seek medical help for anxiety. Most importantly, if you feel like you are constantly overwhelmed caused by the stressors in your life, you should seek professional help.
July 4th, 2017 4:39pm
You should seek medical attention for anxiety when it starts to impact your daily life in a major way.
January 29th, 2018 5:53pm
When it starts affecting your daily life. When you start worrying about every little detail in your day. When you cant function normally because of it.
February 26th, 2018 12:29am
When your anxiety prevents you from functioning normally in everyday life you should seek help from a medical professional.
March 6th, 2018 4:20am
If any sort of blood appears via biting, scratching or other methods, then it is vital that some sort of treatment be sought out.
April 24th, 2018 4:46am
Research shows that medication along with counseling is an effective way to cope with anxiety. Taking medication is a controlled manner is often a temporary phase and not necessarily o-going.