There are short and easy assessments to help you identify if you are struggling with anxiety. You can take the assessments below online and discuss the results with your doctor.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America Screenings
Other Physical Concerns
There are some physical concerns and nutrient deficiencies that may contribute to anxiety. A few common ones are low vitamin D, low B12, Folic Acid, anemia and thyroid concerns. Some medical conditions such as dementia, delirium, MS, and Parkinson’s have been linked with mood changes as well. Talk with your doctor about whether any of these issues may be a problem for you.
If you are not getting regular and quality sleep, this may contribute to anxiety. You can explore this site for further information and resources for sleep.
If you are menopausal or peri-menopausal, it is very common to have mood shifts that don’t seem to make sense later. This is normal but there are ways of making these shifts less frequent and less severe. Talk to your doctor about how to manage your mood during this hormonal shift.
If you are struggling with an addiction to any drug, alcohol, smoking, or even food, you may have increased agitation, depression, anger and irritability. Please ask your doctor for help with these concerns. They are very serious and will likely get worse if not addressed.
Side Effects of Medications
Some medications can disrupt mood. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the medications you are taking to see if any of them are known to cause these problems.