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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety and panic are perhaps the most common types of emotional discomfort are disruptive to the lives of active, achieving people. Even very competent, successful people may experience anxiety or panic attacks. Often symptoms go unnoticed by others or are thought to be the result of physical causes. The following list of symptoms may indicate anxiety or panic at a level that can be disrupting in a person's life.

Symptoms of anxiety and/or panic attacks

Note the symptoms you have been experiencing for over a month

  • Sudden onset of intense fearfulness, terror or feelings of impending doom
  • Pounding heart or raised heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sensations or shortness of breath or smothering
  • Feeling of choking
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded or faint
  • Feelings of unreality or being detached from oneself
  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • The urge to escape or fear that you would be unable to escape or get help if you needed to
  • Excessive concern about the outcome of routine activities particularly those related to health, being separated from loved-ones or finances
  • Muscle tension: jitteriness, jumpiness, muscle aches and fidgetiness, easy startle
  • Strained face, furrowed brow, eyelid twitch, or clenched jaws
  • Irritability
  • Impatience
  • Vigilance and scanning
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Fear of losing control or going crazy
  • Fear of dying
  • Chills or hot flashes
  • Shortness of breath
  • Avoidance of places or situations where you experienced a panic attack in the past
  • Hyperattentiveness resulting in distractibility and difficulty in concentrating

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