Feeling sad or stressed out is a normal part of life. But sometimes, it’s more than just about feeling a little blue or stressed about the next meeting at work. If you experience constant worries, you might be experiencing anxiety. This can even lead to depression.
So, how do you know if you have anxiety? Here are some of the most common signs:
- Feeling short of breath and experiencing an anxiety attack or panic attack,
- Having trouble sleeping and suffering from insomnia,
- Experiencing tingles or so-called pins and needles in parts of the body,
- A feeling of being light-headed or even dizzy,
- Stomach churning, including digestion problems or even loss of appetite,
- Constipation or diarrhoea.
People who suffer from anxiety will often avoid social situations. This can lead to being socially isolated and may even lead to depression.
According to Beyond Blue, there are at least 1 million Australians experiencing depression in any single year, and at least 2 million Australians suffering from anxiety.