Some symptoms of anxiety that appear across diagnoses are:
- Incessant, nagging feelings of vague dread
- Finding oneself fatigued more easily or more frequently than is appropriate or normal
- Disturbed sleep (nightmares, thrashing, sleepwalking, broken sleep, insomnia, etc)
- A marked uptick in irritability
- Rapid or dramatic mood swings
- Excessive worrying and/or intrusive thoughts
- Physical manifestations of unrest; nausea, spells of dizziness, digestive disruptions, body aches, etc
In more severe cases, a person may experience heart palpitations, difficulty breathing, or such intense feelings of impending doom that they seek treatment at emergency clinics.
There is no time too early to seek treatment or help from a professional. Persistent anxiety, even if a desirable standard of living and working is maintainable while endured, should not go ignored. If an individual is experiencing consistent, or worsening anxiety, anxiety therapy can only help.
If an individual is experiencing uncontrollable anxiety, or their anxiety is beginning to mount in a way that is altering or negatively affecting their daily living or work, help is available.
There is a multitude of approaches for treating anxiety disorders and multiple methods of symptom management, so building a treatment plan is particular to the individual.