Anxiety Disorders

Symptoms

Different types of anxiety disorders have different symptoms, but below are a few general indicators to look for:

  • Unrealistic or excessive worry or fear

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Trembling or shaky hands

  • Ritualistic behaviors (e.g. excessive hand-washing, counting)

  • Muscles aches and tension

  • Irritability 

  • Racing pulse, racing heart​

Know the Facts

Know the Facts

  • Anxiety disorder can develop at any age, but most often appear between a person's teens and late twenties

  • Anxiety disorders affect 40 million Americans adults every year

  • Anxiety disorders are manageable and treatable, often with medication and/or counseling

 

5 Major Types of Anxiety Disorders

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Panic Disorder

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

What is it?

Symptoms

Anxiety: What is it?

       Anxiety is a common sensation, often arising as a coping mechanism for stressful situations like public speaking, test taking, or interview. Mild anxiety is a natural human emotion that everyone experiences at times, but when it becomes excessive and persistent, interfering with everyday tasks and situations, it can mean that an anxiety disorders is present. 

       Anxiety disorders are typically diagnosed if symptoms like excessive worrying appear for more than 6 months. 

       If you think you have an anxiety disorder, the first person you should see is a physician. A doctor can determine whether the symptoms are due to anxiety disorder, another medical condition, or both.