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Anxiety disorders are very common among people that have high stress levels, but how do you know if you have an anxiety disorder? You can test anxiety by its various symptoms to find out if you should seek help.

There are many different symptoms related to anxiety, if you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may have an anxiety disorder. This is the first way to test anxiety.

1. Do you feel restless and have trouble sleeping?
2. Do you fear not doing things a certain way?
3. Is your fear or anxiety disrupting your daily life?
4. Do you experience rapid heart rates when you feel afraid?
5. Do you experience frequent headaches and migraines?
6. Do you fear the worst at every turn and are startled easily?
7. Is your fear or anxiety irrational?
8. Do you have trouble concentrating?
9. When experiencing feelings of anxiety and panic, do you sweat and twitch?

These are all questions you should ask yourself when you want to test anxiety in order to make sure you have an anxiety or panic related disorder. Millions of people suffer from anxiety and panic everyday and don’t know that there are treatments for it such as medication or therapy.

There are more ways to test anxiety such as asking yourself if you have the following symptoms such as digestive problems, trouble sleeping, oversleeping, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADD, ADHD, doing things a certain way for fear of something being different, chest pains, rapid heart rate, twitching, muscle spasms, muscle aches, back aches, neck aches, headaches, migraines, or restlessness.

A good way to test anxiety would be to look at the stresses in your life, look to see if they are ruling your life and disrupting it in any way. Some anxiety disorders can cause a strained relationship with spouses and children and can severely limit what you can do. Some people with anxiety disorders are afraid to even leave their own homes. This will result in job loss, or no job at all, depression, strained relationships with friends and relatives, and even overeating which in turn causes obesity.
 
Some people with anxiety don’t ever experience the common symptoms of anxiety but exhibit other traits such as pulling out hairs, checking the locks on the door obsessively, creating routines or rituals for themselves, or doing certain things a particular way and being terrified if they don’t.

Therapy has already helped millions of people suffering from panic attacks and anxiety disorders because you will look at your life and try to find the reasons for the fear that you have and to fix it. Medication is often also recommended to patients with anxiety because it can be the cause of a chemical imbalance in the brain. Relaxation techniques such as meditation may also be recommended by your doctor or therapist to teach you how to calm down during a panic or anxiety attack. There are many different ways to test anxiety but the best way is to examine the symptoms to see if you have any of them.
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