Is there a difference between Anxiety and restlessness??

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Last Updated: 28/05/2019 at 03:18AM
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Mar 21st, 2019 12:10AM

Srishti Narula

Yes there is a difference. Restlessness can be a part of anxiety. Anxiety is much more than restlessness. Anxiety can take the form of racing thoughts or constantly being worried about things to panic attacks. This is usually accompanied by physical symptoms like dry mouth, increased heart rate, sweating and so on. Restlessness can be due to a certain worry or situation. As long as it doesn't affect daily functions for a long time, I would not worry about it. It would be great if you could speak to a counselor here so that they can specifically answer depending on your unique situation.
May 28th, 2019 03:18AM

Aditi Ganguly

Thanks for reaching out to Rich Psych. Regarding your question that you have asked. We all have anxiety, stress, low mood. But we have to see what is the intensity of each of these conditions. You have to find out yourself whether you are too anxious - Is this anxiety going too far that you cannot control? Is your anxiety causing you problems that you cannot do your daily work properly? Is it lasting too long? Due to anxiety one may feel restless. If the anxiety and associated restlessness is happening for more than once a month, hampering your daily work then I would suggest you talk to a Counsellor!