Do you get restless, wound-up or often on edge? Do you tire out easily or maybe have difficulties concentrating?  Are you someone who’s easily irritable? If you have all the above, there’s a chance that you are suffering from anxiety. But how to be sure that you are having anxiety and not just mood swings? Let’s analyse some. Of the common symptoms of anxiety.

Symptoms of anxiety

  1. Excessive worrying
  2. Difficulties sleeping and restlessness
  3. Fatigue
  4. Concentration issues
  5. Irritability and tension
  6. Increased heart rate and palpitation
  7. Sweating and hot flashes
  8. Trembling and shaking
  9. Chest pain and shortness of breath
  10. Feeling of terror or impending doom

If you exhibit any of these symptoms, it is possible that you suffer from anxiety. But there I always a way to tackle or overcome the anxiety. Although anxiety does not have a single cause, but there is some common ground between the disorders, and medical professionals often treat patients with this disorder though a combination of medication and psychotherapy.

Should you opt to get medication for this, medication must be provided from your primary doctor or psychiatrist, a certifiable person who can diagnose you. Do keep in mind that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treat anxiety. The types of drugs as well as the dosages can vary depending on the medication and the severity.

Besides going for medication, you can also seek counselling and therapy. Therapy is believed to be one of the most effective methods for addressing anxiety. Therapy helps someone gets to the bottom of their anxiety to overcome it rather than depending on medication itself. By working with therapist, they help you get to the root of the problem and address it and eventually find solutions. A trained professional will give you the skills to manage and cope with anxiety. Many a time, patients who attend therapy find ways to overcome their anxiety entirely. 

According to statistics by World Health Organization, 3.6 per cent of the population, or about 264 million individuals worldwide are suffering from anxiety.