7 Signs of Anxiety Disorder Disguised Behind Harmless Details

Many people with anxiety disorders live a normal, happy life and don't even notice it most of the time. However, constantly ignoring of your emotions and feelings day after day can lead to some issues down the line.

Bright Side wants to share a list of symptoms with you that can indicate the presence of an anxiety disorder.

Trouble sleeping

When you experience constant anxiety during the day, you may have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Sleep disturbance even for a short period of time can lead to a change in one's emotional state, attentiveness and working capacity.

A need for control

When you feel responsible for everything and everyone and are constantly looking for reasons why something occurred, it can be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Such people even conduct dialogues in a special way - they speak more than others and usually start speaking first, taking initiative automatically.

Anxiety without good reason

Constantly striving for perfection and demanding the same from others can also be a sign of anxiety. This type of anxiety differs from more simple forms because when a person cannot control themselves, anxiety can greatly exhaust their emotional state and even their physical strength.

Unexplained pains

Anxiety can be expressed not only with psychological tension, but with physical issues as well. Such pain sometimes lasts for months and can exhaust a person greatly.

Obsessive habits

When a person is constantly biting their nails, pulling on their clothes, touching their face, biting their lips, or twisting the ends of their hair all while seeming unfazed by it; can be a sign of anxiety that is worth paying attention to.

People around don't understand you

When it comes to people around you, you become a person whose way of thinking becomes difficult to understand thanks to all the emotions you keep inside. However, you cannot always suppress these thoughts and feelings, because one day you may simply explode and hurt the people around you.

You keep blaming yourself

One of the most obvious signs of an anxiety disorder is constant self-condemnation and remorse. This means you constantly keep criticizing yourself, dedicating most of your time to negative inner conversations. If a person always does this, they can become unbearable even to themselves.

How anxious are you about little things? Do you worry about everything or are you a calm person? Please tell us about it in the comments!

Illustrated by Natalia Kulakova for Bright Side
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