Anxiety is a mental state of intense worry and apprehension about an aversive event that might potentially happen in the near future. Anxiety can sometimes occur around situations in which a person would have to perform a task, such as take tests or speak publicly.
When symptoms of anxiety become severe, they can develop into anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobia and other phobias. The good news is that help is available.
There are different symptoms that can indicate the presence of anxiety among individuals. The list below but shows some of the more common symptoms, though it is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you feel that your anxiety might be impeding your functioning in college and other areas of your life, please talk to a counselor.
- Excessive worrying
- Difficulty controlling the worry
- Muscle tension
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep disturbance
- Panic attacks
- Shortness of breath
Join us every Monday at 11:30 a.m. on COD's Facebook page for live, guided mindfulness meditation.
Previous Meditation Mondays Videos
Meditation - April 20, 2020
Meditation - April 13, 2020
Meditation - April 6, 2020
Meditation - March 30, 2020
Contact InformationCounseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200
Phone: (630) 942-2259
Email: Ask a counselor or program advisor a quick question.
- Main Campus Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- COD Centers Hours