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Anxiety Symptoms

Symptoms of High Anxiety manifests in a number of physical ways however the most common symptoms are shown in this infograph:

the most common anxiety symptoms

– Sweating,                                        – Lethargy,

– Obsessive compulsion                – Eating disorders.

– Numb                                                – Tickling hands

– Heart palpitations,                      – Trembling hands,

– Insomnia,                                        – Diarrhoea,

Simple anxiety is common and easy to deal with, however people with anxiety disorders are more likely to show high anxiety symptoms. For example, a person with general anxiety disorder who is constantly worrying about an imagined threat will get headaches, stomach problems and trouble sleeping.

Anxiety is a term used to describe a general feeling of fear, worrying, nervousness and weakness. These feelings affect how a person behaves and can manifest in a number of physical and psychological symptoms.

Mild anxiety is unsettling however extreme cases of anxiety can have a detrimental effect on a person’s quality of life. Not all forms of anxiety are bad.

response designed by the body to keep a person aware of any potential threats such as a predator lurking nearby, and inform the person that immediate action must be taken. In such cases the body sets off ‘alarm bells’ which manifest as a raised heartbeat and sweating which are common anxiety symptoms. The problem with most people who suffer from anxiety is that they are reacting to perceived rather than real threats. Symptoms of anxiety such as a raised heartbeat may be helpful if there’s a lion that you need to run away from however they do more harm than good if the cause of your anxiety is a bill that has to be paid. Dealing with anxiety can be tough, however it gets easier if you know what signs to look for.

A person with obsessive compulsive disorder will show symptoms of anxiety in a different way

Person will be prone to stick with pointless rituals such as always washing the left hand before the right or constantly checking to see whether the door is locked.

Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder which manifests as a person’s refusal to talk. Children who have been through trauma commonly suffer from this. It shows in their refusal to talk to anyone in unfamiliar situations.

In some cases they may talk to one specific person who makes them feel calm but sometimes they will not talk to anyone at all.

People with panic disorders also show symptoms of anxiety. Such people are prone to panic attacks and typically report feeling chest pains and shortness of breath.


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