What Are The Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder?
There are various symptoms of anxiety disorder. And as we are all individuals, it will vary from person to person.
Having an anxiety disorder is not the end of the world and there are many things you can do to reduce your anxiety. So, take heart, your life doesn't have to revolve around your anxiety disorder, you can get it under control!
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The symptoms of anxiety disorder will vary slightly depending on the specific anxiety disorder you have. Are you not sure which anxiety disorder you have? This link will give you an overall description of the different
types of anxiety disorders
*Do you feel you are having anxiety attacks?
Does a rush of adrenaline come over you all at once with no warning at all? Anxiety attacks can have physical symptoms, what is going on in your body at the time? They can also have emotional symptoms, what is going on in your mind?
Click here for a list of
physical symptoms of an anxiety attack,
and here for a list of
emotional symptoms of anxiety attacks.
Or feel free to take this
anxiety attack test.
* Or, do you think you may have Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
Do you have a general anxious feeling all the time, excessively worrying about everything? Click here for a list of
Generalized Anxiety Disorder symptoms.
Or, it may be helpful to take this
Generalized Anxiety Disorder self test.
* Or do you feel you may have Social Anxiety Disorder?
Is your anxiety brought on by social situations, panicking, you sweat profusely worrying about what others think of you? Click here for a list of
Social Anxiety Disorder symptoms.
Or, it may be helpful to you to take this
Social Anxiety Self Test.
* Is it a possibility that you have a phobia?
Do you have a completely irrational fear of an object or situation that you just can't explain? Click here for a list of
Agoraphobia is by far the most common phobia. Click here to take a
self test for Agoraphobia
The links above describe specific symptoms that are unique to the anxiety disorder described.
But, when referring to just anxiety in general, the symptoms of anxiety disorder can be pretty extensive.
* General symptoms of anxiety disorder:
* Back pain, neck pain, muscle tension or soreness
* Blushing, flushed face, dizziness, temperature increase or decrease, excessive sweating
* Body jolts, electric shock feeling in body
* Derealization(feeling mentally foggy, disconnected from reality, on the outside looking in on life)
* Burning, itchy, or crawly skin sensations
* Chest pain, tightness, like a heart attack
* Choking, suffocating sensation or have to force yourself to breathe
* Feeling fatigued, worn out, exhausted
* Clumsy, co-ordination problems
* Excess of energy, can't relax
* Sexual dysfunction or disinterest
* Mouth or throat makes a clicking noise or jaw clenches or is sore
* Muscles tremble, throb or vibrate when used
* Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, or urgency to urinate
* Numbness or tingling in fingers, toes, face, etc.
* Shooting pains in the neck, head, face
* Obsessive, irrational fear of anything (you fear making a fool of yourself, fainting, dying, throwing up, etc.)
* Feeling overwhelmed, feeling of impending doom
* Feeling the need to flee as quick as possible
* Ringing, pulsing, throbbing in the ears or head
* Heightened fear of everything or disorientation
* Difficulty concentrating or forming sentences
* Difficulty sleeping, bizarre, crazy nightmares, jolt awake
* Repetitive, obsessional thinking
* Trapped in your mind feeling, or like you are carrying the world on your shoulders
* Feelings are extremely high and low or numb emotionally
* A metallic ammonia taste or smell in the mouth
* Feeling like your mouth is burning, tingling or like pins and needles
* Dry mouth or feel like there is cotton in your throat
* Dry, itchy, watery eyes, blurred vision or sensitive to light
* Spots in the vision, seeing stars, flashes, floaties
As you can see, there are many potential symptoms of anxiety disorder. If you feel that you can relate to most of these, then I hope you have found what you were looking for.
Remember, having an anxiety disorder is not the end of the world, it is most definitely manageable. Your life doesn't have to revolve around your anxiety, I am confident you CAN learn to get it under control and enjoy life!
Please see the
for some helpful suggestions on controlling your anxiety.
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