8 Signs You Could Be Struggling With Anxiety Disorder Without Even Realizing It

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2. Your life changed completely overnight

Let’s say that you’ve always been a worrier, but now like never before, you feel that something’s going on with you. All doctors agree that anxiety disorder can appear anytime, even at a young age, and when a stressful factor arise, it could change your life in an instant.

“Anxiety disorders tend to start actually quite young, and typically they’re observable in young children and adolescents. People who have generalized anxiety disorder will describe themselves as always having been a worrier,” says Danielle Keenan-Miller, PhD, director of the psychology clinic at the University of California, Los Angeles.

“For other people, they cope quite well and never experience significant anxiety until there are major life transitions for them or other kinds of stressors,” she added. So, if you just experienced a major life transition such as moving out for the first time or becoming a single parent without financial possibilities, you should talk to someone.

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