Constantly feeling worried or anxious about everyday things, often with no apparent reason or cause. Your doctor will diagnose a generalised anxiety disorder if you have been worrying for more than 6 months and are unable to control it.
Another common symptom of anxiety is restlessness, which can especially be seen in children and teens. When someone is restless, they may often feel an uncomfortable urge to move.
Feeling tired or exhausted even after getting a good night's sleep is also a potential symptom of generalised anxiety disorder.
Difficulty focusing or paying attention and often feeling easily distracted are other symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety can interrupt working memory and decrease performance in people who experience high levels of anxiety.
Feeling easily annoyed or frustrated, even over small things. People with anxiety can also experience excessive irritability in their daily lives.
Having tense muscles most of the time can be linked to anxiety. Muscle tension can increase feelings of anxiety, and vice versa.
Sleep disturbance and anxiety are interlinked. Treating the underlying anxiety can improve your sleep.
People with anxiety disorders can experience sudden feelings of intense fear, often accompanied by physical symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness.
You may be suffering from social anxiety disorder if you fear or feel anxious about any upcoming social situations, are worried if someone will judge or scrutinise you, or fear being embarrassed or humiliated in front of others.
Certain physical symptoms of anxiety include headaches, stomach aches, sweating, and trembling or shaking, often without any underlying medical condition.
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