Anxiety

If you feel you may be experiencing an anxiety disorder, contact the Counseling Center at 919.515.2423, or visit us in person to set up your initial appointment. The informational resources below can help you determine whether what you are feeling is anxiety, and learn more about how anxiety may harm you. You may also want to complete our online screening for anxiety.

Online Resources About Anxiety

  • Publications from the National Institute of Mental Health define and describe symptoms of five anxiety disorders. In addition they characterize the effectiveness of treatments for anxiety disorders. You may also take a quiz about anxiety to enhance your understanding.
  • Villanova University’s Counseling Center offers in-depth descriptions of each of six common anxiety disorders and a collection of other online informational resources about anxiety.
  • Pages from the National Institute of Mental Health provide tools to help you identify types of anxiety disorders, understand how they are treated, and locate sources of help in your area.
  • The Counseling & Mental Health Center at the University of Texas at Austin provides an electronic brochure. Here you will find a self-assessment to help you determine whether what you’re feeling is a panic attack, and provides strategies that will help you tackle panic attacks.
  • Helpguide.org describes practical steps for recognizing and coping with stress and anxiety.
  • Anxiety.org has resources specific to college students.

Book Reccomendations

Antony, M. M., & Swinson, R. P. (2008). The shyness and social anxiety workbook: Proven, step-by-step techniques for overcoming your fear. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Bourne, E. J. (2011). The anxiety and phobia workbook (5th edition). Oakland CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.