The common signs of anxiety disorders are both psychological and physical.Anxiety comes in many forms, but all the different types often have certain core features. These are the ones we will be discussing today.
Like many mental health problems, almost everyone experiences anxiety from time-to-time.Whether it is a problem all depends on the amount and nature of the anxiety.
Everyday anxiety in response to stressful events is normal, but severe anxiety in response to relatively minor events can be seriously disabling. Pay attention to the anxiety sources. Are they ones that you would previously ignore?
Bear that in mind when reading the signs of anxiety.
For example, a lot of people have problems sleeping and muscle tension now and then. That is to be expected.
This might happen before a job interview, when going into hospital or before a stressful event, like deciding how a senior loved one should be cared for.
But experiencing anxiety frequently and intensely over smaller matters can be a sign of something more serious. Don’t try and sweep these under the rug.
Signs of anxiety
Here are four typical psychological signs of anxiety:
- Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness.
- Feeling constantly ‘on edge’ or restless.
- Having a frequent sense of dread.
- Problems are
And here are six typical physical signs of anxiety:
- Muscle tension.
- Dry mouth.
- Shortness of breath.
- Heart palpitations.
These ten do not cover the full extent of what people experience. They are typically part of the core people experience.
People often report a very wide range of different physical and psychological signs of anxiety.We have seen lists with at least 50 items.
Note that some people have many symptoms, others have fewer.
The real key to diagnosing an anxiety disorder is to the extent of the symptoms and how they affect everyday life.
People experiencing severe or disabling anxiety most days should consider seeking some help.
Psychological therapies (including self-help) are particularly good at treating anxiety disorders.
Apart from ‘generalized anxiety,’ anxiety can also be triggered by all sorts of different things.
Many of these are familiar terms nowadays: phobias, PTSD, and social anxiety.