Avoidance behaviour. Feelings of apprehension or dread. Feeling tense or jumpy. Restlessness or irritability.
How can I confirm if I have anxiety?
Signs of an anxiety disorder
- your worrying is uncontrollable and causes distress.
- your worrying affects your daily life, including school, your job and your social life.
- you cannot let go of your worries.
- you worry about all sorts of things, such as your job or health, and minor concerns, such as household chores.
Is anxiety common in Singapore?
Anxiety disorders are the most common of all the mental disorders. In Singapore, about 10% of people are affected by some form of anxiety disorder.
Can I self diagnose anxiety?
Only a trained mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, can diagnose a mental health disorder like social anxiety. While you cannot self-diagnose, you can take steps to figure out if your symptoms are the result of normal shyness or if they could be something more.
Is my anxiety normal?
It’s normal to feel anxiety from time to time. Maybe you’re nervous about speaking in public, worried about a health issue or concerned about your finances. As troubling as it can be, occasional angst is not harmful. In fact, it can actually be helpful, serving as the motivation you need to tackle new challenges.
How many Singaporeans have anxiety?
Are Singaporeans less prone to anxiety? “About 10 per cent of the population in Singapore suffer from anxiety and depressive disorders. Out of this, six per cent have depression, 0.9 per cent have GAD, and three per cent have OCD,” says Assoc Prof Lim.
Do I have anxiety or am I just stressed?
People under stress experience mental and physical symptoms, such as irritability, anger, fatigue, muscle pain, digestive troubles, and difficulty sleeping. Anxiety, on the other hand, is defined by persistent, excessive worries that don’t go away even in the absence of a stressor.
How does Singapore deal with anxiety?
- Medication. The use of antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, and beta-blockers to manage symptoms.
- Psychotherapy. Includes cognitive behavioural therapy.
- Stress management techniques. To help the person calm themselves and may enhance the effects of therapy.
Why do I think I have anxiety?
A big event or a buildup of smaller stressful life situations may trigger excessive anxiety — for example, a death in the family, work stress or ongoing worry about finances. Personality. People with certain personality types are more prone to anxiety disorders than others are. Other mental health disorders.
Can anxiety be cured?
Anxiety is not curable, but there are ways to keep it from being a big problem. Getting the right treatment for your anxiety will help you dial back your out-of-control worries so that you can get on with life.
Does everyone have anxiety?
The bottom line. Everyone experiences occasional bouts of anxiety and nervousness. Whether it’s the anticipation of a new job, nerves before meeting someone, or the uneasiness you feel when facing a potentially dangerous situation, anxiety is a normal reaction to stress.
Why do I have anxiety everyday?
Anxiety can be caused by: Certain health issues, such as asthma, chronic pain, diabetes, drug withdrawal, heart disease, hyperthyroidism or irritable bowel syndrome. Chronic stress. Drug or alcohol abuse.
Is it normal to have anxiety everyday?
Occasional anxiety is an expected part of daily life. People may feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test or before making a life important decision. But this is normal and healthy.