147. Five Signs You May Be Battling Anxiety Disorder

From Mind, Mood & Memory

 In any given year, an estimated 40 million Americans – including 11 percent of adults ages 55 and older – suffer from an anxiety disorder (typically persistent worrying that cause excessive distress, disrupts daily activities, and lasts for six months or longer), according to the latest U.S. government data.

 The most common symptoms of an anxiety disorder include:

  1. Difficulty controlling worrying, even when it is acknowledged to be excessive.
  2. Feeling such as irritability, tension, or restlessness.
  3. Trouble concentrating or remembering.
  4. Difficulty falling or staying asleep.
  5. Physical symptoms, such as shortness of breath, dizziness, pounding pulse, gastrointestinal upsets, frequent urination, fatigue, or muscle tension.

 Contact your primary care physician for an assessment if you have these symptoms on a regular basis over a period of months, and especially if the symptoms cause acute distress or become disabling. A Doctor Kinry advises, “In some cases, the symptoms may be related to factors that can be corrected – a medication, a medical condition, such as a thyroid abnormality, or dietary factors, such as too much caffeine.

My next blog will cover effective treatments for anxiety.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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