When does anxiety become a problem?

 
 
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Okay, I get it. Everyone gets anxiety sometimes. But when does it become a problem?

From: Teen
To: Dr. Expert
Subject: Questions...
Okay, I get it. Everyone gets anxiety sometimes. But when does it become a problem?

Dr.Expert:

Anxiety can become a problem when...

  1. Anxiety goes off when there is no real danger (such as a smoke alarm going off when you’re just making toast).
  2. Anxiety happens a lot.
  3. Anxiety feels pretty intense.
  4. Anxiety stops you from doing fun and important things that you want to do (like going to school dances or parties, making friends or dating, getting your homework done, or getting a job or your driver’s licence).