What Is Anxiety?
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. Many people worry about things such as health, money, or family problems. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For people with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, schoolwork, and relationships.
There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and various phobia-related disorders.
via the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
What Are the Symptoms?
- Feeling restless, wound-up- or on-edge
- Being easily-fatigued
- Difficulty concentrating
- Being irritable
- Headaches, muscle aches, stomach aches, and/or unexplainable pains
- Feelings of worry
- Sleep problems such as difficulty falling or staying asleep