Do you think you have anxiety?
- Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge.
- Being easily fatigued.
- Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank.
- Being irritable.
- Having muscle tension.
- Difficulty controlling feelings of worry.
- Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep.
Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous.
But if your feelings of anxiety are extreme, last for longer than six months, and are interfering with your life, you may have an anxiety disorder.
TYPES OF ANXIETY
Common types of anxiety include:
- General anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Separation anxiety
CAN CHILDREN HAVE ANXIETY
Anxiety affects both children and adults.
Although anxiety is the most common mental illness for adults, it’s also common in children. About 7 percent of children aged 3-17 years old (about 4.4 million kids) have diagnosed anxiety, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Anxiety can cause children behavioral, emotional, and physical symptoms in children, just as they can in adults.
IF YOU SEE THESE SIGNS IN YOUR DEAR ONES,
HELP THEM TODAY.