Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the US. Anxiety is a normal feeling that occurs during any risky situation. Whether it be finals week, a big paper that is due or even just being concerned about the future. As a college student, it may seem that anxiety is inevitable. If those feelings of worry and uncertainness continue or start to interfere with your everyday life, it could impact you very negatively. These are the signs you should look for when trying to spot anxiety and when it is becoming a problem.

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders:
• Intense episodes of fear or panic
• Recurring nightmares
• Avoidance of social situations
• Difficulty concentrating
• Repeated, unwanted thoughts (obsessions)
• Sleep disturbances
• Upsetting, intrusive memories of a traumatic event
• Physical symptoms such as nausea, stomach pain, rapid heart rate, muscle tension, sweating, shaking, dizziness, numbness, or difficulty breathing

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