Anxiety: know the signs
Have you every over thought a situation, made sure you checked the locks 3 times, worried about everything you say and do. You may be suffering from Anxiety. It can manifest in different ways. According to ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) Anxiety effects over 40 million people in US. There are several types of Anxiety. First, let's talk about the signs and symptoms. (Remember to always consult your doctor).
- Constantly worried
- Cannot relax
- Trouble sleeping, mind racing
- On edge
- Can't concentrate on a task
- Negative thinking
There are several other signs. Some of the sign are everyday happenings, but if you have them in access it may be time to talk to your doctor. Click the link to take a Anxiety Assessment from Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Link for Assessment
Under the Anxiety Disorder falls the Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic disorder or attacks, and social anxiety disorder. There are several more but we will talk about the common ones.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: you are overly worried about everything from family, work, money, over thinking. You have to experience these symptoms for 6 months or more. More Info
Panic Disorder and Attacks: Feelings of danger, sweating, shortness of breath, need to get away. Panic Attack can happen any time. More Info
Social Anxiety Disorder: Worried about being judged and criticized by other in public or social situations. You may have little or no interaction in social world. This disorder usually emerges around 13. More Info
Treatments: There are many effect treatments out there. You need to sit down with your doctor and decide which one is best for you.
In closing I will say remember to take care off self. The purpose of this information is to keep everyone informed about mental health. Please check of the website for more information : ADAA Website
Resources: Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 2014, Understanding the Facts of Anxiety and Depression is the First Step, Retreived from : http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety