This is because we are all anxious from time to time and that is a normal reaction to stress.
If a person next to you is biting her nails it doesn’t have to meat that she is suffering from an anxiety disorder.
The easiest way to explain and number symptoms of anxiety disorder is to divide them in four groups: physical, behavioral, cognitive and emotional.
Physical Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder:
· Muscle tension
· Abdominal pain
· Chest pain
· Dry mouth
· Muscle twitching
· Sore muscles
· Dry, watery or itchy eyes
· Becoming pale
Behavioral Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder:
· Nail biting
· Skin picking
· Excessive shaking
· Excessive crying
· Sweating a lot
· Always in heed to do something
· Excessive arguing
· Loss or increased interest in sex
· Eating too much or too little
· Waking up in a panic attack
Cognitive Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder
· Having thoughts of death or suicide
· Having problem concentrating
· Recurrent or obsessive thoughts
· Tendency to predict the worst
· Thinking there is no way out
· Constant negative thinking
· Having problem with keeping attention
Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder:
· Fear of death
· Feeling agitated
· Feeling tension
· Fear from a specific situation
· An uneasy feeling
· Fear of passing out
· Fear of being in public
· Lack of patience
· Dramatic mood swings
· Fear of going crazy
· Emotional numbness
As you can see some symptoms of anxiety disorder are experienced by many people every day. Of course that does not mean that they suffer from anxiety disorder. If you suspect you or your loved one may be depressed you shouldn’t jump to the conclusions.
You could be having just a bad day or week or even a month. On the other hand, if you feel anxious without a reason or if you can’t function normally you should talk to a psychologist. Some medical conditions could cause anxiety symptoms as well as developing an anxiety disorder.
This is why you should first talk to you physician. Also, if you are taking medications you need to know what their possible side effects are because they might resemble symptoms of anxiety disorder.
In conclusion, there are many symptoms of anxiety disorder and some are even contradictory one to another. The list goes on and on and that is one of the reasons why it is sometimes difficult to make a correct and precise diagnoses.
One thing is certain; you should never do self-diagnosis or diagnose someone else even though it may look to you that you or they have a condition.
This list of symptoms of anxiety disorder is made to educate you, not to be used as a diagnostic tool. A psychologist, psychiatrist or some other health professional can give a diagnosis and proper treatment.
What you can do for yourself or your loved one is to educate yourself as much as you can and find the best help you can get.