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I am feeling Worried

  • Most people worry at one time or another. Everyday worries, while troublesome, can usually be controlled. There are even times when worrying can be constructive because it can spur us to action.

    But, when you experience excessive worry that persists for extended periods, has no apparent cause and disrupts your life, your relationships and sleep, it can be a sign of a serious condition that requires professional assistance.

    If one or more of these problems describes your situation, you may require professional help:

    • Wake in the morning and worry about going to work or school
    • Constantly worry about your health, family or finances when there is no real call for alarm
    • Find yourself worrying about trivial matters or unlikely future events
    • Commonly experience fatigue, tension headaches, difficulty concentrating or trouble sleeping

    Here’s an example of how excessive worry can affect someone:

    Joan worries constantly. She is on edge and irritable. She frequently suffers from headaches and has trouble sleeping. On the weekends, she worries about work and while at work, she worries about what others think of her performance. She worries that her car will break down or that she will get caught in traffic. She even worries that she’s worrying too much. She worries about her family and makes her husband and children call her just to reassure her that they’re okay. Her worrying is putting a strain on her family, which makes Joan worry more.

    Excessive worrying has many causes. But it’s important to remember, you are not alone. The clinical staff at Belmont Behavioral Health can help you understand what you are going through and work with you to develop a plan to help get your life back.

    When you need to talk to someone, turn to Belmont.
    Call 1-800-220-HELP (4357) or (215) 456-8000 to get the help you need.

    Get more information about the following behavioral health disorders:

    Mood / Affective Disorder

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