When should I seek help for anxiety?

By Edo Paz, MD
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December 10, 2020

Not all anxiety is ‘bad anxiety.’ Some anxiety is a normal part of life, like the feeling you get before you start a new job or if you have to speak in front of a large crowd. This anxiety occurs when a challenge appears, then dissipates once the challenge has resolved. Anxiety becomes a problem when it becomes unbearable, interfering with daily functioning and lingering beyond a specific challenge, instead affecting various aspects of your life (like work, school, or family). This type of anxiety is very common, and very treatable.

Sometimes people confuse panic attacks and anxiety. Recurrent panic attacks are considered a type of anxiety disorder, but are more physically and psychologically intense and sometimes come out of nowhere. Generalized anxiety is more gradual, more prevalent, and may not be triggered by something specific, but rather is triggered by various aspects of your life.

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K Health articles are all written and reviewed by MDs, PhDs, NPs, or PharmDs and are for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute and should not be relied on for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.

Edo Paz, MD

Edo Paz is the VP of Medical at K Health. Dr. Paz has two degrees in chemistry from Harvard and earned his medical degree from Columbia University. He did his medical training in internal medicine and cardiology at New York-Presbyterian. In addition to his work at K Health, Dr. Paz is a cardiologist at White Plains Hospital, part of the Montefiore Health System.