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5 signs you might be suffering from anxiety

Everyone experiences anxiety at one time or another; it’s the body’s natural response to stress. However, when anxiety becomes more frequent and starts interfering with your everyday life, it could be a sign of an anxiety disorder. 

One of the most prevalent mental health conditions in Australia, anxiety has a significant impact on the lives of many Australians. At Grace Private, our Gold Coast psychologists frequently work with women who report that anxiety interrupts their daily routine. Thankfully, our Grace psychologists possess extensive expertise in assisting women in managing and conquering anxiety, helping them return to their daily lives as quickly as possible. 

Wondering if you are experiencing signs of anxiety? Here are a few common signs you might be suffering from this common mental health issue: 

Irritability and restlessness

Irritability and restlessness are both signs of anxiety. Anxiety can cause discomfort and make it hard for you to relax and unwind. This happens when your mind and body are in a constant state of alertness because of stress or a trigger. 

Excessive worrying

While it’s normal to worry about things in life, when it becomes excessive, you could be experiencing anxiety. If you constantly worry about things, especially things that haven’t happened or that are out of your control, you could have an anxiety disorder. 

Avoiding activities or particular situations

If you notice you are avoiding certain places, situations or activities, you may be experiencing an anxiety disorder. Certain things may trigger your anxiety such as social situations, public places or public speaking.  

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Physical symptoms

Signs of anxiety can manifest as physical symptoms, including sweating, nausea, heart palpitations, headaches and stomach aches. When you experience these physical symptoms, it may lead to more anxiety, thus creating a vicious cycle. 

Lack of concentration

When you have anxiety, you may find it hard to concentrate and might find yourself being forgetful. This can be hard if you work or attend school and can be a sign you’re experiencing an anxiety disorder. 

Common types of anxiety disorders

Some common types of anxiety disorders include the following: 

  • Agoraphobia.
  • Anxiety disorder due to a medical condition.
  • Generalised anxiety disorder. 
  • Panic disorder.
  • Selective mutism.
  • Separation anxiety disorder. 
  • Social anxiety disorder. 
  • Specific phobias. 
  • Substance-induced anxiety disorder.
  • Other specified anxiety disorders and unspecified anxiety disorders. 

What happens if you think you have anxiety?

If you’re experiencing any of the above signs or symptoms, we recommend booking an appointment with one of our experienced Gold Coast psychologists as soon as possible. Seeking assistance from a medical professional can help you effectively manage your anxiety through therapy and, if needed, medication. 

At Grace Private, our psychologists can help you develop a range of strategies to cope with your anxiety and improve your quality of life. Some ways to manage your anxiety may include: 

  1. Self-care, mindfulness and meditation.
  2. Regular exercise.
  3. A good sleep routine. 
  4. Avoid drugs and alcohol. 
  5. Seek support from family and friends. 

Anxiety is a common treatable condition that can be managed.  With a bit of help, you can gain control of your anxiety and return to the life you love. If you’d like to book an appointment with one of the Grace Private psychologists, book online or call 07 5594 7632. 

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