How do you test for high-functioning anxiety?
High-functioning anxiety is not a diagnosis, as it’s not an anxiety disorder recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which provides diagnostic criteria for mental disorders.
High-functioning anxiety typically refers to someone who experiences anxiety while still managing daily life quite well.
People with high-dunctioning anxiety can perform very well at every aspect of their lives, like their career, love life, relationships.. while they are still struggling with anxious feelings and thoughts.
High functioning anxiety can manifest through a variety of symptoms such as:
A tendency to overthink and overanalyze everything
Fear of failure
Emotional and physical fatigue
Self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors
Irritability and restlessness
Difficulty saying “no”
Seeking validation from others