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When you have an anxiety disorder can you have the anxiety symptims without feeling anxious at the time?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Signs are what

the doctor observes and symptoms are what you report.
Yes, it is possible to have an anxiety disorder w/out being conscious of it. Your doc or people in your life may be giving you feedback as to the signs you are presenting to them. Your comfort and ability to function are good measuring rods. See a mental health professional for an assessment. Peace and good health.

In brief: Signs are what

the doctor observes and symptoms are what you report.
Yes, it is possible to have an anxiety disorder w/out being conscious of it. Your doc or people in your life may be giving you feedback as to the signs you are presenting to them. Your comfort and ability to function are good measuring rods. See a mental health professional for an assessment. Peace and good health.
Thank
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Symptoms of anxiety

can increase over their baseline - especially when facing stressors.
You don't have to feel constantly anxious to have an anxiety disorder.

In brief: Symptoms of anxiety

can increase over their baseline - especially when facing stressors.
You don't have to feel constantly anxious to have an anxiety disorder.
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