When Anxiety Stops Being Normal and Starts Being a Problem

The definition of anxiety is a state of inner turmoil and restlessness and a dread over a future event that may or may not be imminent. We all feel a little anxiety from time to time. Feeling anxious before an important test is nothing to be concerned about; but if anxiety strikes you without warning and for no appropriate reason, that may be a sign that you struggle with an anxiety disorder, in which case, it might be time to speak to your doctor.

Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Feeling restless, tense, nervous
  • Inability to concentrate on anything other than worry
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Hyperventilating
  • Sweating, trembling

These symptoms can be moderate to severe and can go away on their own or last until treated with medication, therapy, lifestyle changes, or a combination of all three. It’s important to speak to your doctor if you find yourself struggling with these symptoms over a long period of time, as extreme anxiety can interfere with your quality of life.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

  • Post-traumatic stress disorders
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Phobias
  • Panic Disorders
  • Generalized anxiety disorder

When to See a Doctor

Living with extreme anxiety can make life difficult. You might find it hard to leave the house, keep a job, focus on school, or spend time with friends and family. A little anxiety is indicative of stress that every human experiences on some level; too much anxiety, and you will start to suffer both mentally and physically. If any of the following scenarios sound familiar, it might be time to speak to your doctor:

  • You notice that your worries and anxieties are making it difficult to concentrate or complete tasks.
  • You can’t control your anxiety and it’s causing further stress.
  • You have feelings of depression, helplessness, maybe even thoughts of suicide.
  • You can’t cope.

Treatments for Anxiety

The right treatment is different for everyone. The first thing you should do is speak to your doctor about your situation and go from there. Psychological therapy will likely be recommended as well as lifestyle changes that can help ease your anxiety and stress, such as increasing physical exercise, cutting caffeine out of your diet, eating less refined sugar, and limiting drugs and alcohol use. After your assessment, your doctor may also prescribe you anti-anxiety medication. Common medications include Valium (diazepam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), and Ativan (lorazepam). North Drugstore does not dispense these medications as they are scheduled.

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