Signs and Symptoms You Might Have Anxiety

Anxiety is a state of apprehension and uneasiness, usually with a variety of physical manifestations. Common signs and symptoms of anxiety include:

Physical Symptoms.
  • nervousness
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • shortness of breath
  • sweating
  • trembling/shaking
  • faintness

  • clammy hands
  •  muscular tension
  • hot and cold flashes
  • rapid heartbeat
  • numbness
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • choking or smothering sensations

 

Thoughts
  • "I'm going crazy 'm having a heart attack"
  • "I can't handle this"
  • "I'm losing control"
  • "People will laugh at me"
  • "This will never go away"
  • “This is controlling my life”
  • “Everyone can see I'm a mess"
  • "'Something bad is going to happen"

 

  • "I can't stop thinking about this"
  •  "It will never get better”
  • "I feel so vulnerable"
  • “I can't stand this”
  • "I'm going to die"
  • "I'm going to faint”
  • “I'm making a fool out of myself"
Feelings
  • fear
  • terror
  • shame
  • humiliation
  •  irritability
  • anxiety
  • vulnerability
  • embarrassment
  • weakness

Behaviors
  • hypervigilance and scanning
  • distractibility
  • restlessness
  • worried speech
  • agitation
  • easy startle
  • impatience

 

  • avoidance of certain places/ people /things
  • pacing
  • fidgeting
  • sighing
  • repetitive behaviors

 

 

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