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  • Writer's pictureDanielle Gaio

Signs of Anxiety in Adults

Updated: Apr 10

Anxiety is a normal part of every human’s life. For example, you likely experience

anxiety before a test or a job interview. However, when the feeling of anxiety does not go away after, there may be signs of an anxiety disorder. An anxiety disorder is when you experience overwhelming feelings of worry or fear and it has a huge impact on your life. The following are signs and symptoms that you may be struggling with anxiety. It is important to note that if you find yourself experience any of these signs or symptoms to reach out to your doctor or medical professional as well as counselling services.

Excessive Worry

If worry is dictating your decisions and making things hard for you on a daily basis, you may have anxiety. People with anxiety disorders worry about every day things, such as their health, finances, and family but to a much larger extent. They will worry about these things even when there is not clear reason to. This makes it difficult for the person to function on a daily basis.

Sleep Problems

People who have anxiety disorders find it very difficult to fall asleep due to racing thoughts. It can be hard for them to ‘shut’ their brains off in order to fall asleep.

Irrational Fears

Some people have fears surrounding one specific thing, such as flying, heights or spiders. These are common and a normal part of life. However, if you find yourself hyper-focused on a phobia to the point that it is inhibiting your ability to work, have relationships, or function, it may be a sign that you have anxiety.

Chronic Indigestion

It is common for people with anxiety to have digestive issues such as nausea, indigestion, and diarrhea. It is important to talk to your doctor about treatment

plans or strategies to decrease digestive issues.

Muscle Tension

People who experience anxiety often have muscle tension. This could be due to clenching your jaw, balling your fists, or grinding your teeth during the day due

to feeling anxious.

Other Physical Symptoms

There are many physical symptoms that one can experience when

they are anxious, such as sweating, fast breathing, hot flashes, increased heartbeat,

dizziness, and stomach aches.

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