Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on September 22, 2015

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SCOTT BEA: Worry is a part of everybody's life in our culture, but at times it can become excessive and cascade into other things.

We can have a thought that produces a panicky sensation or symptom.

So worry can turn into panic symptoms.

If we start to fear the recurrence of panic, that can be panic disorder.

The simple answer really is when worry starts to interfere in your daily life, when it gets in the way of your occupation, your social world, the way you function in your family, the way you feel, or if it starts to affect your mood then is a real good time to get professional help.

There are great treatments for anxiety.

If you start to feel some suffering and again, start to see interference or decline in performance in any of those areas I mentioned, that's a good time to get treatment.