We have all felt butterflies in our tummy before an exam or a job interview or before speaking to a crowd. But are these instances of anxiety related to anxiety disorder symptoms? Do you need to seek help?
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is part of our body’s normal flight-fright-fight response to any danger (real or perceived). When anxiety is present in moderate amounts, it works positively to help you stay alert and jumpstarts you into action. On the other hand, when anxiety overpowers you, it may prevent you from thinking rationally and may even stop you from functioning normally. This is when you may have crossed over the fence from being someone who gets occasionally anxious to being someone who needs to seek help for his anxiety disorder diagnosis.
Do I have Anxiety Disorder Symptoms?
Common anxiety disorder symptoms are:
- Constantly worrying about things in a proportion that is much greater than the event’s impact
- A feeling of dread or apprehension that you just cannot let go
- Difficulty in concentrating
- Expecting the worst outcome
- Always being on the lookout for signs of danger without being able to fully relax
- Going ‘blank’
- Having trouble handling uncertainty or being indecisive for fear of going wrong or being plagued by self doubt
How does your body experience Anxiety Disorder symptoms?
Anxiety disorder symptoms are not always limited to the feeling of fear. Many people often experience a lot of symptoms at the physical level too:
- Palpitations (feeling your heart beating)
- Increased perspiration
- Increased urging for urination or stools or nausea
- Feeling short of breath
- Trembling or tension in the muscles
- Feeling too much heat or cold
- Excessive tiredness
- Getting startled easily
You may have Anxiety Disorder if:
- You are troubled by fears that you know are not rational, but still cannot shake off.
- You feel sudden unexpected bouts of panic
- Your anxiety interferes with your work or relationships
- You avoid certain activities from your routine because they cause you anxiety
- You are constantly tensed or worried
Do I need to see a doctor for anxiety disorder symptoms?
You may be finding it difficult to identify whether you just have an anxious personality or have symptoms that warrant an anxiety disorder diagnosis. The below guide will help you know when you need to visit your doctor. You may need to see your doctor if:
- Your worrying causes interference in your daily work or family life. It lasts for most days about many things for at least six months.
- You have difficulty controlling your anxiety
- Your anxiety is associated with 3 out of the 6 symptoms of tiredness, restlessness, irritability, disturbed sleep, difficult concentration or muscle tension.
- You have symptoms of depression or other psychiatric disturbances along with anxiety.
- You have suicidal thoughts
If you feel that you may be suffering from anxiety disorder symptoms, do visit your doctor. The earlier you begin treatment, the faster you are likely to recover. Homoeopathy offers excellent scope in anxiety disorder treatment.
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