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4 Telltale Signs of an Anxiety Disorder January 19, 2017

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4 Telltale Signs of an Anxiety Disorder, Elyria, Ohio

Life is stressful, and everyone feels anxious from time to time. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed and panicked on a regular basis, it could be a sign of a bigger problem, like an anxiety disorder. How can you know for sure? The team of psychologists and therapists at Psych & Psych Services, a counseling center in Elyria, OH, are here to explain.

Here are four key signs and symptoms of an anxiety disorder:

  • Excessive Worry: Yes, worry is a part of daily life. But persistent worry—the kind that takes over your life and lasts for months—is a hallmark of anxiety disorders. It’s one thing to be worried about a work project or how your daughter did on her math test. It’s another to be so concerned that you can’t eat, sleep or live your life.
  • Insomnia: When you have severe anxiety, it follows you everywhere, day and night. Constant worry and racing thoughts can create problems in the bedroom and interfere with a good night’s sleep. A lack of sleep can lead to a host of other problems, both physical and emotional. If your anxiety is keeping you awake at night, it’s time to seek help. anxiety-psychologist-therapy
  • Irrational Fears: Does the idea of flying on a plane scare you a bit? Never really liked spiders? Are you a little nervous to ask your crush on a date? These are all very normal fears or phobias. However, for people with anxiety disorder, this often turns from a little phobia to a crippling, irrational fear, blown way out of proportion.
  • Indigestion Issues:  In many cases, the problems of the mind tend to manifest in the body, and your gut is particularly vulnerable. If you notice excessive cramping, indigestion, bloating, or diarrhea, it could be a sign that you have an anxiety disorder and are in need of therapy or other treatment.

If you have any of these symptoms, you could be suffering from an anxiety disorder. This condition can be debilitating and exhausting, but there are treatments that can help. For more information, contact the psychologists at Psych & Psych Services. Call (440) 323-5121 to make an appointment, or visit them online for more information

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