Now What? These fact sheets are brought to you through a joint partnership with the National Council on Aging. A quick, easy and confidential way to determine if you may be experiencing an anxiety disorder is to take a mental health screening. Common symptoms include nightmares, flashbacks, numbing of emotions, depression, being easily startled, and feeling angry, irritable or distracted. Disclaimer: The resources available on Therapist Aid do not replace therapy, and are intended to be used by qualified professionals. Now mental health professionals recognize that PTSD can affect anyone who has lived through a severe accident or traumatic situation.
Coping Skills: Anxiety
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Many adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD also struggle with anxiety that impairs their lives. Sometimes this anxiety develops as a result of the ADHD symptoms. If you have difficulty managing the everyday demands of life, are chronically late, forgetful, have trouble meeting deadlines and obligations, become overwhelmed with finances, tune out in conversations, speak or act impulsively, lack tact in social situations—then certainly this can bring about feelings of chronic anxiety. You may worry about keeping track of it all. You may worry about what will go wrong next. When will the next "let down" occur? What will I say next to embarrass myself or someone else?
But you may experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming. When anxiety interferes with daily activities, you may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are real, serious medical conditions - just as real and serious as physical disorders such as heart disease or diabetes. Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental disorders in the United States. Obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD and posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD are closely related to anxiety disorders, which some may experience at the same time as depression.