There are both normal and excessive amounts of anxiety you may experience in a lifetime. When anxiety takes over your life and controls your behaviors is when it becomes a problem. Intense emotions of worry and fear are what anxiety is all about. Anxiety can even cause so much terror a panic attack may occur.
Some people experiencing anxiety may avoid situations such as large gatherings or stressful work projects to stifle the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety can greatly affect your everyday activities. Symptoms of anxiety can start as early as childhood and last well into adult years.
There are multiple different types of anxiety disorders. These include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and separation anxiety disorder. It is possible to have more than one, or possibly all three. No matter what type(s) of anxiety you are experiencing
Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. There are many more types of anxiety disorders. You can have more than one anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment.
Common symptoms of anxiety would be increased heart rate, hyperventilation, sweating, nervousness, weakness, fatigue, fidgeting, inability to concentrate, nausea or other stomach related issues, and difficulty sleeping. If these symptoms affect how you go about your life, it could be time to seek treatment. If you feel as if you worry too frequently at a high rate or your anxiety becomes uncontrollable it is beneficial to speak with a doctor or clinician to find the best treatment plan for your anxiety.
Whatever form of anxiety you have, treatment can help. The sooner you receive care for your anxiety symptoms, the better. Feel free to reach out to Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research for help and information on anxiety.