Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder
- According to mental health professionals, persistent worry is a sure sign that you have an anxiety disorder—but what constitutes “persistent” worry? If you’re consumed by worry almost every day, and it lasts for six months or more, that’s a strong indicator.
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep can also point to the presence of an anxiety disorder.
- Near-constant muscle tension is also a hallmark of anxiety disorders—for example, constantly having your fists balled up or your jaw clenched.
- Chronic indigestion can also be a sign of an anxiety disorder. While anxiety is a mental health problem, it’s also something that can impact the body. Ongoing struggles with bloating, gas, or constipation are warning signs.
- Extreme self-consciousness—profuse sweating or nausea at the thought of giving a speech or being at the center of attention—is another indicator.