Health Symposium

Anxiety: The Symptoms

You know the heart pounding feeling you have when you’re about to do a big presentation, or the butterflies in your stomach when you’re about to meet the person you like and want to get close to… These are natural reactions to specific events that don’t happen every day, and they’re absolutely normal… It’s only when you experience these moments of nervousness while dealing with day to day activities that you may have a problem.

 

So how do you know if your symptoms indicate an actual anxiety disorder? Identify each of the following symptoms provided below:
* Does your anxiety disorder impede with your school, work or family responsibilities?
* Are you steadily worried, tensed or caught up on edge?
* Do you also believe that bad things may happen if things aren’t done in a specific way?
* Do you avoid activities or everyday situations as they only cause you anxiety?
* Do you experience unexpected and sudden attacks due to a heart-pounding panic?
* Do you feel like catastrophe and danger are always close?

If you have answered one of these questions with a “nod” or “yes”, you’re probable suffering from anxiety (can be very mild or can be extreme). Despite the various forms of anxiety, they all share the same main symptoms: severe or persistent fear, constantly thinking about worst case scenarios and over-thinking everything…

 

There are also emotional symptoms that arise out of. Other than excessive and irrational fear, below are emotional symptoms associated to anxiety:
* Trouble Concentrating
* Dread or Apprehension Feelings
* Feeling Jumpy and Tense
* Anticipating the Worst
* Restlessness
* Irritability
* The Mind has Gone Blank
* Watching Any Possible Signs for Danger

Other than emotional symptoms, also turn to physical symptoms as well. Anxiety is known for its wide range of physical symptoms. There are the common symptoms:
* Sweating
* Pounding Heart
* Shortness of Breathing
* Frequent Diarrhea and Urination
* Stomach Dizziness or Upset
* Twitches and Tremors
* Muscle Tension
* Fatigue
* Headaches
* Insomnia

Often, depression and anxiety go hand-in-hand. They are believed to stem out from the same biological vulnerability. Fortunately there are a lot of anti anxiety treatments that can help you deal with it and hopefully eliminate the problem!