Does this mean I have anxiety

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    I usually get nervous around people. But a few weeks ago I went on for an internship. There were 15 more people and we all had to introduce ourselves. My heart was beating really really hard and I got really sweaty. Does this mean I have anxiety?
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    I'm not usually anxious but these 'ice breakers' can make me feel really awkward.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I usually get nervous around people. But a few weeks ago I went on for an internship. There were 15 more people and we all had to introduce ourselves. My heart was beating really really hard and I got really sweaty. Does this mean I have anxiety?
    It sounds like you felt anxious, but I can't say whether you have an anxiety issue as a mental health problem, like an anxiety disorder. This is something you'd need to see a GP about. Is it something that happens a lot?
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    No, that's called being nervous in a situation where you're put on the spot, nothing to worry yourself about. People with an anxiety problem tend to be anxious about more confrontation than just that, as well as a variety of other worries.
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    If it's a one-off occurrence then likely just means you were feeling particularly nervous about it. If you have anxiety then it's generally a chronic problem.
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    Doesn't sound like it. Getting nervous in that situation is a perfectly normal thing!
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    It sounds like you felt anxious, but I can't say whether you have an anxiety issue as a mental health problem, like an anxiety disorder. This is something you'd need to see a GP about. Is it something that happens a lot?
    Not alot. Usually when I am around loads of people(forexample, in class if the teacher asks me a question), ordering food etc
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Not alot. Usually when I am around loads of people(forexample, in class if the teacher asks me a question), ordering food etc
    If it's something you're worried about, definitely see your GP. None of us are qualified to really comment on whether you have anxiety issues or not. Usually though, with an anxiety disorder it'll happen a lot more often and will really impact on your life
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    Generally, the difference between feeling anxious and having anxiety is if it affects your everyday ability to function normally. If you feel like it does, contact you GP. Even if you just want to talk it through with them. It is their job, after all.
 
 
 
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