The doctor diagnoses anxiety
disorder after understanding the patients’ detailed history, and performing
a physical and mental health exam.
The presence of feelings of doom,
fear, agitation along with symptoms like sweating, palpitation, rapid and increased
breathing, wringing of the hands etc. are the clinical pointers.
There are no lab tests to specifically diagnose
anxiety disorders. However, certain tests may be advised to rule out other
conditions and behaviors that cause similar symptoms.