If you have been feeling anxious to the point that you are wondering, “Do I have an anxiety disorder?”, this article may help.
It is normal to be worried every once in a while. After all, fear is a completely normal feeling, and in certain settings, knowing when to leave a dangerous situation keeps us safe. But fear that occurs every day in ordinary situations and keeps you from accomplishing the things you want is not normal and can be disruptive.
Constant feelings of anxiety and panic can interfere with daily activities. The symptoms often are out of proportion to the actual danger, difficulty to control, and may last a long time. The symptoms of anxiety can began in childhood, teenage years, or adulthood.
Signs You May Have Anxiety
Anxiety is a common feeling but knowing the difference between a healthy amount of worry and an anxiety disorder may be difficult to identify yourself. Here are some signs you may have anxiety.
If you have trouble staying focused at work, school, or in between, it could be a sign that you are dealing with anxiety. Not just in the sense that your worries are distracting you either. Studies have shown that anxiety can interrupt working memory, which is the memory responsible for holding short-term information. It should be noted, however, that difficulty concentrating is also a symptom of other mental health disorders, such as depression and attention deficit disorder. If you find that your having trouble concentrating for concerning amount of time, you should seek the help of a physician to discuss further and explore treatment options.
Difficulty Falling Asleep
When is the last time he got a good night sleep? If he cannot remember, you could be going through much more than just nervous thoughts rearing their ugly head after dark.
Anxiety could be a symptom of insomnia. Research suggest that having insomnia during childhood may even be linked to developing anxiety later in life. The link between the 2 is clear, but is uncertain which influences which.
As mentioned earlier, experiencing fear is a very healthy and normal response to immediate dangers in your environment. Listening to that instinct to leave a threatening situation could be would keep you safe before peril strikes. But if your fear is not limited to very rational stimuli or is provoked by nonexistent triggers, it could be a great indicator that your anxieties are more than just little worries. If you worry almost every day about small, trivial things, you should seek the help of a physician.
Feeling Unwell Physically
If you find that you feel different physically and cannot quite calm down, this may be an indicator of anxiety.
When you are anxious, your sympathetic nervous system goes into overdrive, causing a rash of feeling throughout the body, including a racing pulse, sweaty palms, shaky hands, and dry mouth. The symptoms occur because your brain believes you are in danger, and it is preparing your body to react to the threat.
Your body has a built-in mechanism called the fight-or-flight response to address environmental dangers, and people with anxiety experience the symptoms that someone who is in danger would feel.
At Infuse Ketamine Treatment Center, we use ketamine therapy to treat anxiety disorders especially when traditional medication has not worked. If you or someone you love has anxiety, contact us now to see if ketamine therapy can be could be beneficial for you. The initial consultation is always free.