If you believe that you or someone you care about is struggling with an anxiety disorder, it might be time to seek help.
Anxiety disorders can lead to further issues such as depression if left untreated. People with untreated anxiety may withdraw from social situations to avoid potential triggers.
Symptoms that may be indicative of an anxiety disorder include:
- Constant racing thoughts
- Heightened alertness
- Panic Attacks
- Concentration or memory difficulties
- Difficulties sleeping
- Worrying excessively and overthinking situations
- Catastrophizing about the future
Once we believe a threat or danger has passed, the body releases hormones to help us relax. However, hyper anxious people can stay on edge, alert, and agitated for a lot longer than usual, which can be debilitating.
Fortunately, psychology techniques can help manage anxiety and reduce symptoms.