7 Ways To Tell If You Have Anxiety

I started exhibiting signs of anxiety when I was pretty young, but I was never diagnosed until after my junior year of college. I was in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at school when a massive tornado came through our town and wiped everything out. I got back home to Atlanta and started experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and started seeing a specialist.

Anxiety can take over your entire life. I’ve been doing a pretty good job at managing my anxiety without medication, but sometimes it can be a handful. I was really freaked out when the therapist told me that I had been dealing with anxiety for pretty much my entire adult life. Looking back I know the signs were there , but no one linked them to anxiety so I just thought I was really Type A.

There are a lot of variations of anxiety disorders, but there are some pretty straightforward symptoms if you’re struggling. Here are some ways you can tell if you’re dealing with anxiety. I’m not a doctor. However, these are some of the symptoms that I was exhibiting and ones that my doctor picked up on. If you’re experiencing any of these signs, go see a doctor or a therapist.

Do you think you’re suffering from anxiety? Do you have anxiety? Are there any other signs that you personally deal with? If you have anxiety, how are you dealing with it? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Carolina

    I’m pretty sure I have anxiety but I don’t know how to tell my mom and what am I supposed to do about it?? o_O

  • Lara

    I think I may have anxiety but I don’t think I have enough confidence to tell my parents and be properly tested. I’m worried they may think I’m putting in on because I have a reputation of faking I’m sick to miss school and things like this.

  • kajaheart

    Well that sucked

  • Karlie

    some of these are also signs of depression. thought i suppose they do go hand in hand.

  • Aria

    so… I just found out I have anxiety… especially in social situations… i’m 15… never had a boyfriend… i don’t even have any guy friends…i am an introvert…. and it sucks. 🙁

    • lauren

      I have bad anxiety too. I freak out with simple tasks and yes, panic attacks are really scary… I hate the fact that i cant talk to anyone without worrying if i said the wrong thing and i eventually just don’t talk to them because i get so anxious.

  • Samantha

    Soo.. I have pretty much all of these symptoms. But what do I do about it? 🙁