In recent times, people have faced unprecedented economic and psychosocial challenges with the potential to trigger feelings of fear and uncertainty that may lead to significant anxiety. For some, anxiety may be a familiar symptom, and for others, anxiety may be an entirely new and foreign sensation.
The following are 7 signs that might suggest you suffer from anxiety:
- Restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge
- Being easily fatigued
- Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
- Muscle tension
- Sleep disturbance - (including difficulty falling or staying asleep or restlessness)
- Panic-like symptoms (including difficulty breathing, trembling or sweating)
These symptoms have the potential to cause significant distress and may impair social and occupational function and satisfaction. If you feel like you might have any of these symptoms, it's important to talk to a General Practitioner or qualified Psychologist. It might also be helpful to avoid alcohol, caffeine and other drugs, as well as to focus on increasing regular exercise, mindfulness and activities like yoga or meditation.