You may not be aware that you suffer an anxiety disorder. That is because anxiety is related to many symptoms. Each individual experiences a slightly unique constellation of known symptoms. And these specific constellations specify the type of anxiety disorder you could have. You should be aware that many signs of anxiety manifest themselves as thoughts or beliefs. Other signs of anxiety appear in physical sensations. However other symptoms turn up in various types of behaviors. Most people with anxiety have these three signs, while some only perceive their cases of anxiety in just one or two areas.
There are three words to describe anxiety-related behaviors – avoidance, avoidance, and avoidance. These people continuouly try to stay away from anything that make them distressed. Whether it’s crowds, freeways, snakes, reminders of bad times, heights, parties, public speaking or paying bills, anxious people always look for ways out.
Often, avoidance can lower anxiety. It makes them feel slightly better. However, eventually, avoidance actually heightens and maintains anxiety. Among the most likely and evident examples of avoidance during an anxiety episode is how they react to their phobic disorders. Have you ever observed the response of a snake phobic when facing with one of those reptiles? Usually, they hastily retreat or simply froze.
People with anxiety usually think in ways that are different from the way that most people think. You are probably thinking anxiously when you:
• Have approval addiction: You are an approval addict and worry too much about what others think about you.
• Are living in the future and expecting the worst: If you do this, you think consistently about all things that lie ahead and be prepared for the worst possible outcomes.
• Have magnification mindset: Those who magnify the significance of negative events often feel more apprehensive than most people do.
• Are perfectionism: If you are a perfectionist, you think that any mistake could mean total failure.
• Have poor concentration: Anxious people consistently report that they struggle with concentrating their thoughts. Short-term memory occasionally suffers as well.
• Have racing thoughts: In this case, thoughts zip through their mind in a stream of nearly uncontrollable concern and worry.
Corresponding Physical Signs
Almost all people with serious anxiety experience a series of physical effects. Those sensations don’t simply take place in your head; they are as real as this computer you are holding. A combination of responses to anxiety varies significantly from individual to individual and include:
- Gastrointestinal upset
- Accelerated heartbeat
- Muscle tension or spasms
- General aches and pains
- A spike in blood pressure
These are usually temporary influences that anxiety exerts on our body. Severe anxiety if left untreated often poses major risks to our health as well.