Contrary to popular belief, there are actually plenty of people in the
world who are struggling with anxiety. In fact, anxiety is one of the
most common mental disorders in modern society. More than 1 in 13 people
actually suffer from anxiety on a global level according to the World
There are varying levels and degrees of anxiety that can bring with it a
fair share of various symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms
associated with anxiety include:
- Exhaustion and Fatigue
- Attention Deficiency
- Excessive Worrying
- Muscle Tension
- Emotional Outbursts
- Overactive Thinking
Anxiety is very much a complicated disorder and these are only a few of
the symptoms that are associated with it. There are a few people with
anxiety who suffer from only one or two of the symptoms. But in some
drastic cases, there are people who suffer from most or all of the
symptoms. And sometimes, these symptoms can drastically affect how a
person goes about daily life.
If it gets to a point wherein anxiety is making a negative impact on
other aspects of your life such as your career or social life, it’s
important that you seek therapy or professional help. The sad news is
that even though many of us struggle with anxiety, only a little over a
third of these people actually seek help. This statistic is consistent
even in developed countries.
So, it must be likely that you have met someone who is suffering from
anxiety but looks completely normal and at ease on the outside. They
look like they have everything in control but they are getting eaten up
on the inside. And if left unchecked, that turmoil could eventually lead
to a dramatic breakdown.
Whenever you find out that someone you love is struggling with anxiety,
then you always want to make an effort to reach out to them. You want
them to feel like you are there to support them and help them deal with
their troubles. But the key is in identifying the people who are
suffering from anxiety in the first place. If you notice a few of these
signs in a loved one, it is likely that they might be suffering from
1. They will seem very fake or insincere in the way they conduct themselves.
2. They will seem very fidgety and restless.
3. Their minds will seem very scattered and fickle.
4. They will sweat a lot more than most other people.
5. They will be forgetful or absent-minded a lot.
6. They will seem controlling and rigid.
7. They will have symptoms of depression as well.
8. They are more likely to engage in substance abuse involving drugs, alcohol, and the like.
9. They will make an effort to avoid anxiety triggers.
10. They will lose themselves in their work.
11. They will have unhealthy eating habits – either they are not eating enough or they’re eating too much.
12. They will conduct themselves poorly in relationships.
13. They will isolate themselves from other people.
As is already evident, whenever a person attempts to hide their anxiety,
it can really affect the other aspects of their lives in ways that can
be damaging and destructive. Anxiety is a highly treatable condition but
not a lot of people will actually be honest with themselves to
acknowledge that they need to be treated. There are plenty of people out
there who will continue to suffer in silence.
If you happen to deal with anxiety yourself, or if you know someone who
is dealing with anxiety, then always be open-minded about the idea of
seeking professional help. Anxiety is like quicksand. Just because you
aren’t doing anything to deliberately worsen your situation doesn’t mean
that things aren’t getting worse. You need to grab a lifeline or a rope
that you can hold onto.
Self-care is very important in this modern world where everyone is always speeding at a fast pace.