Being anxious does not mean that you suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is normal part and parcel of life. People experience anxiety when they are stress and things go out of control. If you experience frequent anxiety attacks, you can visit a physician and discuss your symptoms and seek proper medication. The term anxiety disorder covers a range of conditions of anxiety including but not limited to panic attack, social phobia, specific phobias and generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety can be differentiated and identified by a number of characteristics such as:
It is a natural process to be worried about the surroundings and things happening. But frequent thinking and developing false imagination and hallucination will take away your piece of mind. People will worry for no reason and can’t stop imagining. Life becomes difficult for people with anxiety disorder as they have fear of going in public and are constantly worried about health, finance and loved ones.
People with anxiety disorder will find it difficult to have a peaceful sleep. Firstly falling sleep is a difficult task and once awake then they will find it difficult t fall sleep again. Many people will wake up early in the morning. Things can be opposite for certain people. They will sleep excessively and takes sleep naps a number of times throughout the day. Even if you have slept for longtime, you will feel fatigue and sleepiness.
This is characterized by excessive heat and sweating, followed by cold and then sweating. Anxiety attacks are usually followed by panic attacks.
Gastrointestinal (GI) problems
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea is a common condition in people suffering from anxiety disorder. Physicians often prescribe medications to treat nausea and diarrhea.
Feeling nervous, irritable or on edge, panic doom, lack of concentration, racing thoughts, or unwanted thoughts. Tension most commonly results in headache which can be relieved with over-the-counter pain killer medications. Because of tension people find it difficult and or take longtime to fall sleep.
People experience increased heart rate, Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation), sweating, and/or trembling
It is a common sight to experience fatigue and tiredness
A person with anxiety disorder has an obsessive mind and look for perfectionism. People often think of events which have led to trauma and shock and making them leave in the past.
Panic attacks are the most difficult one to handle, people start trembling, breath fast and heart racing. Not everyone with anxiety disorder has panic attacks
This can be exemplified with clenching your jaw, balling your fists, or flexing muscles throughout your body. The muscle tension can be persistent and people often don’t realize the muscle flexions as it has become the habit. Regular exercise can help in keeping the body fit and improving the mental health.