Are you concerned that your worries are out of control? Perhaps you think that you worry excessively? What is the difference between an anxiety disorder, normal anxiety, and simply being worried? Everyone will experience worry from time to time. This can be when you have a financial difficulty, or you’re at risk of losing your job, or when you have to do something that is outside your comfort zone. Worrying about these things is completely normal. So how do you know that anxiety has taken over and is controlling your life? Take out test to find out.
If you recognize these symptoms you may have a generalised anxiety disorder.
If you recognise these symptoms you may have a phobia, which is a type of anxiety disorder.
If you do, you may have muscle-tension which accompanies anxiety disorders. You may have stopped noticing it, if you’ve had it for a long time.
Your gut is very susceptible to psychological stress, and chronic bowel complaints are often a sign of anxiety.
If you recognise these symptoms you may have social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia.
Not everyone who has a panic attack has an anxiety disorder, but if you have a few of them, it is likely you have an anxiety disorder.
If so, you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which shares some features with anxiety disorders.
If you do constantly judge yourself, if you worry about ‘failing’ before you even do anything, then you probably have an anxiety disorder.
It can be difficult to tell whether your everyday worries have crossed a line and become more serious. As you have seen, anxiety comes in many different forms. If you are unsure, you should speak to a professional.
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