Anxiety Counselor: The Signs of Anxiety

The signs of anxiety can be broken down into 3 different categories.  Thinking/Learning, Behavioral and Physical. It is important to note that people who suffer from anxiety might not have all or any of these symptoms and having just one of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean someone is dealing with anxiety.  

Thinking Learning

-Problems concentrating
-Memory problems
-Attention problems
-Problem solving difficulties
-Worry
-Memory problems

Behavioral

-Restlessness
-Fidgeting
-Task avoidance
-Rapid speech
-Irritability
-Perfectionism
-Lack of participation
-Failure to complete tasks

Physical

-Stomach Discomfort
-Rapid heart rate
-Perspiration
-Muscle tension
-Headaches
-Sleeping problems
-Nausea

If you are worried that someone you know is having anxiety, the real thing to look out for is if these symptoms are stable patterns that are interfering with them living their day to day lives.  Some amount of anxiety is normal and even healthy for us to have, but when the anxiety begins to stand in the way of living your life how you want, that is when it is important to get a professional on board.  An anxiety counselor, like Insight Child & Family Counseling, can help you or your loved one create a plan of treatment that is unique to their anxiety challenges. Your life experiences and your triggers will be different from others and that is okay.  For help, give Insight Child & Family Counseling a call today at 972-426-9500 or visit us online at www.ldscounselordfw.com.

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