Am I very nervous or do I have anxiety? This is the question that we have all asked ourselves at some point. And it is not easy to recognize when you are suffering from an anxiety disorder, given the ease with which we use this word in our day to day. A certain degree of anxiety is more than justified with the pace of life we lead.
The competitiveness, the crisis, the excess of responsibility , the multifaceted role of being a woman… it is understandable that we go through life with nerves on the surface. The difficulty is in establishing that line that separates nervousness or pressure from an anxiety disorder. That’s why we’ve put together a list of anxiety symptoms.
Physical symptoms of anxiety
An anxiety disorder can have certain physical symptoms, some of which it shares with depression. Without actually suffering an anxiety attack, anxiety manifests itself in the form of agitation, tachycardia, palpitations, sweating and shortness of breath. These are the most obvious physical symptoms of anxiety, but there are many more.
Tremors, muscle tension, headache, dry mouth, swallowing difficulties, nausea, stomach discomfort and also dizziness are also observed. This is a long list of symptoms that should in no way be attributed to a state of nervousness, so it is best to see a doctor as soon as you notice several of these symptoms.
Behavioral symptoms of anxiety
In addition to these physical problems, other symptoms that are related to behavior and motor skills are also observable and evident. And it is that anxiety can manifest itself both in the form of repetitive movements, and in the form of paralysis.
In addition, among these behavior-related symptoms there may also be unusual stuttering, uncontrollable crying, or pacing aimlessly or aimlessly. Likewise, some excesses such as eating, drinking or smoking continuously are related to anxiety disorders.
Emotional symptoms of anxiety
However, the most feared and less obvious anxiety symptoms, because they are more relative, are the emotional symptoms. We talk, above all, about fear, insecurity and negativity, something that clearly reminds us of the symptoms of depression. The fear and insecurity of something bad happening are so related to a pessimistic thought with a lack of self-esteem.
Although an anxiety disorder is characterized by the feeling of not being capable, of not being able to do or overcome something. And, especially, that anguish that is transformed into a physical symptom due to the pressure on the chest, for firmly believing that something negative is going to happen.