Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder. These disorders alter how a person processes emotions and behaves, also causing physical symptoms.
Today, we are going to differentiate normal anxiety from disorder. At Generational Wellness, PLLC, we value providing correct information to prevent our clients from misdiagnosing themselves.
So, what are the signs that you are experiencing an anxiety disorder? Also known as generalized anxiety disorder or GAD, this is a long-term condition that can make you feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than one specific event.
Make sure to consult with psychology services in Arizona if you experience the following:
- your worrying is uncontrollable and causes distress
- your worrying affects your daily life, including school, your job, and your social life
- you cannot let go of your worries
- you worry about all sorts of things, such as your job or health, and minor concerns, such as household chores
Living with a generalized anxiety disorder may cause you to have trouble sleeping, feel restless all the time, be irritable, have tense muscles, as well as have difficulty concentrating and feeling your mind go blank.
Other types of anxiety disorders are panic disorders, phobias, agoraphobia, OCD, and PTSD. We will discuss these disorders in further blogs.
To further know if you live with an anxiety disorder, going to counseling is your best choice. Having a professional’s opinion will give you the guidance needed to manage your symptoms and live life according to your means.