Anxiety Symptoms

You may be wondering if you or a loved one has been experiencing anxiety.  In this post you can review anxiety symptoms and get a better idea if anxiety may be present.

The primary symptom of anxiety is often feeling anxious or worried.  Additionally, check to see if any of the following signs of anxiety apply to you or your loved one:

  1. Feeling restless or on edge

  2. Get worn out easily

  3. Difficulty with concentration or mind often goes blank

  4. Feeling irritable

  5. Muscles often tense

  6. Difficulty with sleeping

If three or more of the above 6 symptoms have been happening for a long time, you feel anxious or worried more days than not, and experienced symptoms are affecting you or a loved one’s life, there is a high likelihood that anxiety is present.    The only way to be sure, however, is by talking with a mental health professional or primary care physician who can rule out other potential causes of these symptoms and really look at the nuance of these experiences. 

- Bill McCadden, MSW, LCSW

Source: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5