What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a natural reaction to challenges or stressors in life. Anxiety can be helpful and adaptive, such as when studying for a test, as it can help focus attention and block-out distractions. Helpful anxiety tends to be short-term, focused on a particular area of worry, and of mild to moderate intensity. Anxiety becomes problematic when it is long-term or constant (i.e., worried even when you should be relaxing or there is nothing to worry about), when it does not seem associated with a particular event or situation (i.e., worried all of the time about everything), or when it is of significant intensity (e.g., panic attacks). There are several types of anxiety disorders, and we assist our clients at the Counseling Center in finding the appropriate solutions based on the type of anxiety they are experiencing.

What are the Symptoms of Anxiety?

 

What Can I Do to Cope with Anxiety?

Anxiety can be both emotionally and physically exhausting. Learn how to improve your coping skills now.

The Marquette University Counseling Center can help you develop better ways to deal with the stress in your life, and teach you skills to manage your anxiety more effectively. In fact, anxiety and stress management are some of the most common reasons that students come to the Counseling Center.

Call the Counseling Center at (414) 288-7172 to schedule an appointment.

 

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*The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection was originally developed by Dr. Robert Hsuing. Clinicians at the Marquette University Counseling Center have reviewed and selected the information most relevant to their students for this website.

A virtual pamphlet put out by another university may refer to services available only to the students at that university. Marquette University students should refer to the List of Services offered at the Marquette University Counseling Center.



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The Counseling Center is dedicated to promoting the psychological health of students at Marquette University. We offer mental health services to be able to respond to the emotional and career exploration needs of undergraduate, graduate and professional college students, and the prevention resources to reinforce healthy development.