Anxiety disorders are serious mental illnesses. These disorders fill people’s lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear, but many don’t realise that effective treatments for anxiety disorders are available.
Recognising Signs of Anxiety:
Recognising signs of anxiety before your nervousness and other symptoms of anxiety get out of hand can help you reduce their intensity. Typically, anxiety symptoms can fit into one of two categories: physical symptoms and emotional symptoms.
Physical symptoms of anxiety include physical reactions to the stress that others could notice. Emotional anxiety symptoms would include reactions to stress or a challenging situation that people on the outside usually cannot detect.
Physical Symptoms of Anxiety:
- Nausea or dizziness
- Frequent need to urinate
- Diarrhoea not caused by illness
- Rapid heartbeat and breathing
- Muscle tension
Emotional Anxiety Symptoms:
Feelings of dread
Feeling tense and jittery
Anticipating the worst outcome
Over-alertness for signs of danger
Feelings of apprehension
Feeling as if your mind has gone blank
For some, the level of anxiety escalates to the point where they have an anxiety attack.