Anxiety is a feeling that everyone experiences at some point in their life. However, some people feel anxious more often or more intensely than others. This condition is referred to as anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorder can cause problems with work, school, social life, or other aspects of their life.
If you feel that your anxiety is interfering with your quality of life, it’s essential to seek professional mental health help! Check out some of the most common signs of anxiety disorder below!
People with anxiety might worry a lot more than other people do about things that seem normal or not that big of a deal. For example, they might worry a lot about school work, their relationships with friends and family, or money.
When someone has anxiety, it can make them feel really restless and unable to sit still or concentrate. They might feel like they’re always on edge or jittery, and it can be hard for them to focus on tasks. It can be frustrating for them, and they might feel like they’re not doing as well as they could be.
Anxiety can make people feel really exhausted, even if they haven’t done anything physically tiring. It’s like their body and mind are working overtime all the time, which can wear them out. They might feel like they don’t have much energy or motivation to do things that they used to enjoy.
People with anxiety may avoid certain situations or activities that they fear will trigger their anxiety. This avoidance can interfere with daily life and prevent them from enjoying their favourite activities.
Some people with anxiety may experience panic attacks, which are sudden and intense episodes of fear or panic. These attacks can be triggered by specific situations or may occur seemingly out of nowhere.
Anxiety can make people feel more irritable and short-tempered than usual. They may get easily frustrated or annoyed with others, even over minor issues.
When someone feels anxious, their body might react by getting tense or stiff in certain muscles, like in their neck, shoulders, or back. This tension can cause headaches or other physical symptoms that can be uncomfortable.
How do I begin?
If you’re experiencing symptoms of anxiety, it’s important to speak with a mental health professional.
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