Worry from time to time is normal. Excessive worry or fear that interferes with your day to day functioning is different. Worry that makes it hard to concentrate or complete tasks or perhaps, intrusive, anxious thoughts that cause you to isolate may be helped by clinical assessment. Symptoms may also include difficulty controlling the worries or even feeling “out of control”. Anxiety can manifest in physical symptoms such as rapid heart rate, sweating or chest pains. It can include irritability, being easily fatigued, or having a sense of doom or overall fear about the world. Some people have extreme stress when trying to concentrate or make a decision. If any of these things seem familiar to you or if worry is keeping you from activities you previously enjoyed, it may be time to speak with a professional clinician to obtain a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan that gives you relief.