Symptoms of anxiety are: feeling restless with a sense of dread, on edge and nervous all the time. Concentrating or focus is very difficult. Spending time with people is difficult especially if people don’t really understand how you are feeling. Work can be hard especially if you are in a stressful environment and have to work to deadlines or when you are in a job you cannot make mistakes. If you are in a job where you have to keep your anxiety and fears to yourself it can be lonely and only exacerbate what you feel.
Chronic anxiety can also lead to more serious issues such as Pure-O which is obsessive thoughts without the more common compulsive disorders as washing hands and checking things are turned off. Pure-O is something that is hidden as they are your thoughts but is very debilitating. I have worked with people suffering in this way and it can be worked through and managed. It is hard work but for many people they have lived this way for decades and so their brain chemistry has become used to the neural pathways that lead to this disorder.