Five Common Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder

Five Common Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder

Five Common Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder

Are you constantly tossing and turning at night from worry or fear?  Do you find yourself struggling to focus on certain tasks because your mind is too busy?  Do you skip social gatherings because you are too worried about what you'll or do?  If you are dealing with any of these symptoms, you may suffer from an anxiety disorder that is negatively affecting your life.  Dealing with anxiety is a lifelong battle that may require help in anxiety therapy in Winter Garden.  There are a few signs and symptoms that could indicate an anxiety disorder.

Constantly Worrying

Constantly worrying or overthinking is often one of the main symptoms of an anxiety disorder.  Anxiety can cause you to second-guess many thoughts that you have and question many things about yourself or the world around you.  Social anxiety can also become so severe that you actually become more withdrawn and avoid friends and family.  When you are constantly worrying, you may suffer from cognitive distortions that place negative thoughts in your head, even when there is truly nothing to be worried about anyways.

Easily Agitated

Agitation is another common sign that you may have an anxiety disorder.  When you are easily agitated or disturbed by even the faintest of issues or triggers, you will have a shorter attention span and may even become distracted quicker.  This agitation may become worse over time, until you learn how to cope and manage your triggers.

Fatigue

Because of the constant worrying and lack of sleep you may be experiencing, those with anxiety disorders also often have fatigue.  This may manifest itself as a lack of motivation when you are trying to accomplish tasks or simply when you wake up in the morning.  Fatigue may make your more isolated or withdrawn.

Trouble Focusing

Anxiety disorders can make it difficult to focus on particular tasks, which can make it more difficult to stay concentrated on one specific thing.  This can cause you to have trouble working or being productive when you are dealing with anxiety triggers.  Overthinking, daydreaming, or worrying can cause disruptions in your normal thought processes.

Trouble Sleeping

Many people that suffer from anxiety also often complain about having difficulty getting quality sleep.  They often complain about waking up in the middle of the night or taking a long time to fall asleep.  Insomnia can be caused by constantly worrying and overthinking, especially once you finally lay down for the night.

These are some of the symptoms that may indicate you have an anxiety disorder.  Anxiety disorders can disrupt your everyday life and leave you feeling hopeless with a lack of focus, which can have a negative impact on your life.  Contact our therapists for your appointment in anxiety therapy in Winter Garden today.

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.