Anxiety is an unpleasant and sometimes debilitating emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some form of disaster. It is sometimes difficult to diagnose properly because the symptoms of anxiety are also symptoms shared by other conditions, or symptoms that can occur without any condition at all.
Anxiety, once diagnosed, spawns many different symptoms, including
- sleeping troubles
- specific obsessions over stressful topics
- difficulty thinking about anything besides a stressful topic
- feeling tense, restless, jittery, or dizzy.
- having trouble concentrating
- fluctuations in appetite
- being overly cautious
- being startled easily
- having an omnipresent feeling of impending danger or disaster.
At times, individuals with anxiety may have feelings that cross-over into related conditions such as social anxiety, panic attacks and generalized anxiety disorder.
The symptoms of anxiety can present a person who suffers from them with major obstacles in his or her day-to-day life. Anxiety symptoms can seem to bring a person down and keep them down. This creates a feeling of immense pressure on the individual. However, the symptoms of anxiety can be relieved with the proper treatment so that a person who experiences them can live a normal and productive life. Learning more about yourself, your feelings and what may be causing the stresses in your life is an important step to finding a long-term solution.