6 doctors weighed in:

Could jumpiness be a major mental health problem?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Gunn
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Perhaps

Some people are just a little anxious, but it doesn't impair their ability to function.
However, "jumpiness" or increased startle response could be a sign of posttraumatic stress disorder. It could also indicate that a person is very tense as a result of anxiety. I'd say if it a person finds the jumpiness is causing problems functioning then it would be worth consulting with a psychologist.

In brief: Perhaps

Some people are just a little anxious, but it doesn't impair their ability to function.
However, "jumpiness" or increased startle response could be a sign of posttraumatic stress disorder. It could also indicate that a person is very tense as a result of anxiety. I'd say if it a person finds the jumpiness is causing problems functioning then it would be worth consulting with a psychologist.
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