Telltale Signs Of Anxiety Disorders|| Women’s Health

Anxiety is a state where you feel fear, nervous or worry about a situation, This is a normal response to stress. We all feel anxious sometimes or most times when we are about to take a test, go for a job interview or speak to a guy you really like. This is normal.

But Anxiety becomes a disorder, when you have excessive feelings of anxiety which interferes with your daily activities and prevents you from living your life normally.

Science has also established that anxiety disorders occurs twice more likely in women than in men, and this could be because of differences in brain chemistry and hormones fluctuations.

Now, what are some signs to look out for anxiety disorders? Here are some telltale signs which I will write under 4 types of anxiety disorders (each type with its symptoms)Panic Disorder/ Panic Attacks, This is when you feel afraid randomly and suddenly.

Here are some telltale signs,

  • Sudden onset of fear (up to 10minutes)
  • Fear of losing control or going crazy
  • Pounding heart or racing heart rate and Chest pain
  • Sudden profuse sweating and tremors
  • Smothering or Choking feelings
  • Dizziness (feeling faint)
  • Disconnecting with reality or oneself
  • Fear of dying

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), This is when you worry excessively about your day to day affairs like finances, family etc for little or no reason.

Here are some telltale signs,

  • Irritability (being in an awful mood)
  • Difficulties concentrating or being easily distracted
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Restlessness
  • Easy onset of tiredness
  • Muscle tensions
  • Upset stomach

Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia), This is when you feel fear and extreme self consciousness when in social gatherings and public places.

Here are some telltale sign,

  • Feeling fear of being judged or ridiculed by others. Thereby interfering with your social functionality.
  • Social withdrawals and avoiding social situations and activities.

Specific Phobias, This is when you feel overwhelming fear for a certain object or situations. This can be fear of heights, water, bugs, closed spaces, the dark etc.

How can this Disorder be helped?

  • Speaking about your symptoms to a therapist, Having a counseling session with a Psychiatrist or Psychologist about your disorder, during this therapy, the doctor will help you understand and deal with your anxiety. This is called psychotherapy. This will help you understand your anxiety more and you’ll know how to manage it better.
  • And also, Prescription of medications by the psychiatrist can also help manage your symptoms.

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1 thought on “Telltale Signs Of Anxiety Disorders|| Women’s Health

  1. Thanks for this article! It’s nice to find more people with the same advocacy on mental health through starting a conversation. I delivered a speech to college students last Saturday. It’s titled ‘The situation is a lot more nuanced than that: A meditation on mental health through Crazy ex-girlfriend.’ I decided to post a four-part lecture on it on my WordPress page.
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