The signs of anxiety disorders that you’re not aware of.
Anxiety is a psychological condition that drives a person to behave in a certain way. What most people don’t know is that anxiety is a common experience.
Almost all people experience it every day. Just like stress. And like other mental conditions, anxiety has several forms.
It is normal to feel anxious when you experience a stressful situation. But feeling anxious without any reason can be a problem.
It is normal to feel anxious before a job interview, a class or business meeting. But such feeling should vanish after the situation is gone.
Therefore, the response should be appropriate to the given situation. High level of anxiety in a normal situation is out of proportion and affects one’s functioning.
In determining whether you suffer anxiety, you should remember the fundamental signs. There should be a continuing feeling of anxiousness even in normal situations.
The signs of anxiety disorders
- Persistent feelings of uneasiness, panic, and fear
- Constantly restless
- A feeling of irrational fear
- Unable to gain focus
- Suffers from shortness of breath
- Difficulty in gaining enough sleep
- Experience muscle tensions all the time
- The mouth dries momentarily
- Feeling dizzy
- Often experience heart palpitations
Of course, anxiety has more symptoms than these 10 signs. Everyone may differ from others.
More often than not, the most common criterion is the extent to how the condition affects one’s life.
However, like the set criteria for many mental disorders, anxiety scales are not perfect. Every sign may mean other things.
For instance, finding difficulty in gaining enough sleep does not necessarily mean that you have anxiety.
Many things could cause the same feeling. A person may experience problematic circumstance that leads to sleep disturbance.
My final note is that these signs of anxiety disorders should not be used for diagnosis. If you are not trained to do so, I recommend that you find professionals to do the diagnosis instead.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.