Feeling nervous or anxious from time-to-time is a normal part of life. However, for individuals with an anxiety disorder, the feelings of panic or fear may be present without any obvious trigger. Knowing how to spot the signs of an anxiety disorder is an important step on the road to feeling better.
There are numerous indications that an anxiety disorder could be occurring. Some of the physical signs may include muscle tension and fatigue, difficulty sleeping or episodes of panic in which a person may have a hard time breathing and feel nauseous or dizzy.
There are also mental signs that can provide clues to a possible anxiety disorder. These include a sense of impending doom, difficulty concentrating, changes in personality, irritability and hypervigilance.
Approximately 40 million adults in the United States experience anxiety disorders and only one-third of them receive treatment. At Fairwinds, we specialize in a dual-diagnosis approach to treat addiction and mental health issues like anxiety at their root cause, helping patients live healthy and addiction-free lives.