Excessive and Chronic Worry

Excessive and Chronic Worry

Excessive worry is that feeling of uneasiness, in which you may feel overly concerned about a situation or problem. It’s excessive in the sense that it keeps intruding into your mind, and could be persistent to the point of it becoming difficult or challenging to gain psychological and emotional distance from.

From a cognitive perspective, your mind may constantly focus on what might happen. Your attention is unable to get unstuck from it. Excessive worries attend to WHAT-IF scenarios, which may at times be a rabbit hole of endless scenarios and various alternative branches. Furthermore, the worrying is so chronic that any situation or person may be perceived as a potential threat.

In addition to making you feel emotionally bad, which may lead to more serious mental health conditions; excessive worry may also influence your physical wellbeing, and may at times contribute to physical health considerations.