Situational Anxiety: What It Is & How to Cope
Choosing Therapy strives to provide our readers with mental health content that is accurate and actionable. We have high standards for what can be cited within our articles. Acceptable sources include government agencies, universities and colleges, scholarly journals, industry and professional associations, and other high-integrity sources of mental health journalism. Learn more by reviewing our full editorial policy.
Cleveland Clinic. (2020, December 17). Anxiety Disorders. Retrieved from https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9536-anxiety-disorders
Mental Health Foundation. (2014). Living with Anxiety: Understanding the Role and Impact of Anxiety in our Lives. Retrieved from https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/living-with-anxiety-report.pdf
National Institute of Mental Health. (2022, April). Anxiety Disorders. Retrieved from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders
Office on Women’s Health. (2021, February 21). Anxiety Disorders. Retrieved from https://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/mental-health-conditions/anxiety-disorders
We regularly update the articles on ChoosingTherapy.com to ensure we continue to reflect scientific consensus on the topics we cover, to incorporate new research into our articles, and to better answer our audience’s questions. When our content undergoes a significant revision, we summarize the changes that were made and the date on which they occurred. We also record the authors and medical reviewers who contributed to previous versions of the article. Read more about our editorial policies here.
Originally Published: July 8, 2022
Original Author: Eric Patterson, LPC
Original Reviewer: Maria Simbra, MD, MPH
Updated: November 14, 2022
Author: No Change
Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Examples of Situational Anxiety” and two additional tips to “How to Deal With Situational Anxiety in the Moment.” New material written by Lydia Antonatos, LMHC, and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.