Is anxiety or depression interfering with your daily life?
A complete picture of women-focused healthcare includes a discussion on mental disorders in the United States, such as, anxiety and/or depression.
Doctors have diagnosed over 264 million people with anxiety disorders. Additionally, doctors have found that anxiety disorders are twice as likely to affect women over men. Since these disorders are common and necessary for a complete picture of a woman’s health, it is important to understand the symptoms that may suggest a disorder.
Some symptoms suggestive of an anxiety disorder or a depression disorder are:
- Unrelenting feelings of tension, irritability, and/or nervousness
- Elevated heart rate
- Intolerance of social contact
- “Empty” mood or Apathy
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Inability to focus
- Rapid breathing
- Shaking or trembling
- An impending sense of doom