Anxiety Disorder in young adults

According to a study, roughly 30% of adults have an anxiety problem.  Everyone feels anxious or worried from time to time, but anxiety disorder is a type of mental disorder that is often characterized by disproportionate or chronic uneasiness and excessive fear.  Daily life tasks can be more difficult or inhibited by anxiety disorders, and anxiety can also lead to overreaction and the inability to control one’s emotions. Anxiety disorders can disrupt a person’s ability to work, study or engage in other pursuits. Anxiety disorders can include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), phobias, panic disorder, social or separation anxiety.

What Are The Causes Of Anxiety Disorder In Young Adults?

Anxiety disorders are often connected to life stressors, but not always. Other causes or contributing factors to developing an anxiety disorder could include:

  •  Genetics
  • Temperament
  • Personality Traits
  • Childhood And Family History
  • Persistent Stress
  • Traumatic Events
  • Medical Conditions
  • Substance Or Medication Use

Symptoms Of Anxiety Disorder 

Some numerous signs and symptoms could indicate anxiety disorder in young adults, however, the best way to figure out this disorder is to undergo a psychiatric and medical checkup to ascertain if it is an anxiety disorder or not. The followings are possible indications of anxiety disorder in young adults:

  1. Feeling panic, fear and uneasiness
  2. Nightmares
  3. Repeated thoughts or flashbacks of traumatic experiences
  4. Uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts
  5. Persistent worrying about something
  6. Trouble sleeping
  7. Palpitations, pounding heart or rapid heart rate
  8. Sweating
  9. Trembling or shaking
  10. Feeling of shortness of breath or smothering sensation

How To Treat Anxiety Disorder In Young Adults

Anxiety disorder is a treatable disorder by medical and non-medically intervention. The type of intervention is determined by the level of disorder. The following ways can help to manage anxiety disorder:

  1. Developing stable self-esteem. Low confidence or self-esteem is a frequent trait in people with anxiety disorders. Numerous factors can contribute to anxiety becoming more severe. It may cause someone to interact with others passively and encourage feelings of being unfairly judged. Therapy can be very helpful in addressing thoughts and behaviors that contribute to anxiety.
  2. Practicing Mindfulness. A person can lose themselves in anxiety-inducing thoughts for a considerable amount of time while they are feeling nervous. Being alert helps to focus on the here and now and to let go of potentially harmful thoughts.
  3. Engaging in regular exercise. Doing exercise helps you relax and manage stress-related hormones. Try to engage in some form of physical activity three to four times per week.
  4. Identifying the triggers. Environment, alcohol, caffeine, drugs and stress are major contributors to anxiety disorder.  Pinpoint which might be contributing to anxiety and work on reducing these if possible.

If anxiety is getting in the way of living your best life, do not hesitate to seek further evaluation and treatment.  Well Coast Medical has mental health specialists that are ready to help! We offer anxiety therapy and anxiety treatment, so call us at (833) 931-1716 to learn more when you are ready to take your first step towards healing.

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