From time to time, most people will experience stressful events and anxiety-producing situations. Anxiety is a very normal human emotion, and our bodies usually handle short-term stress very well.
Long-lasting stress and anxiety, however, is not healthy for your body and brain. Chronic and high levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) leads to a number of health problems like constant migraines, rapid heart beat, and trouble sleeping.
Left untreated, chronic stress can also impair executive functions, such as short term memory, planning, and attention, and has been shown to act as a trigger for stress-related mental disorders like depression and general anxiety disorder (GAD).
Anxiety Symptom Test
Use this free anxiety test to determine the severity of symptoms, and view a range of options for anxiety relief and treatment at the end of the test: