Symptoms of Anxiety

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Symptoms of Anxiety

Symptoms of Anxiety vary from person to person, but the common symptoms include extreme fear, physical feelings of stress (i.e., heart racing, shallow breathing, muscle tension) and dread of something terrible occurring.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Sensations of panic, fear, and nervousness
  • Intrusive, obsessive thoughts
  • Repeated thoughts or "flashbacks" of traumatic events
  • Disrupted sleep and nightmares
  • Repetitive behaviors such as checking door locks and washing hands
  • Sweating that is not due to heat
  • Feelings of tingling or numbness in hands and feet
  • Shallow and short breathing, hyperventilation
  • Rapid heart rate and/or chest pain
  • Irritability, agitation and difficulty remaining calm
  • Dizzy feelings and nausea
  • Mouth dryness