The Symptoms of Anxiety

Patients may even experience social anxiety disorder which is a social phobia that is affected with being judged negatively by others. The individuals also fear public embarrassment as a result of their impulsive actions. The feelings comprise stage fright, fear of being intimate and fear of disgrace. This may lead people to keep away from public situations or human contact so much so that it affects their normal life.

Some individuals also suffer from separation anxiety disorder which features a high level of stress when they are separated from a place or person who makes them feel safe and secure. At times, the separation might lead to panic with inappropriate or excessive responses.

 What are the Symptoms?

Those who suffer from anxiety disorders represent different kinds of physical symptoms along with the non physical ones like unrealistic and excessive worrying. A lot of the symptoms are identical to those demonstrated by people who suffer from heart attacks, general illnesses and strokes which further increases anxiety. Some of the anxiety related symptoms involve:

·       Churning stomach

·       Trembling

·       Headache

·       Nausea

·       Diarrhea

·       Backaches

·       Numbness in your limbs

·       Palpitation

·       Flushing and sweating

·       Tiredness

·       Restlessness

·       Problem in concentration

·       Muscular tension

·       Irritability

·       Easily getting startled

·       Frequent urination

People who suffer from panic disorders might experience symptoms that are comparable to those suffered by the GAD patients. They might even feel pains in their chest, short breath, dizziness and choking.

People experiencing post traumatic stress disorder may experience certain symptoms which are unique to their state. Some of the common symptomatic behaviors include:

·       Avoiding people, things, and places associated with an event

·       Nightmares or flashbacks of experiencing the trauma again

·       Trouble sleeping or concentrating

·       Watching the surroundings closely – hyper vigilance

·       Diminished feelings, aspirations or irritability concerning the future

Anxiety attacks typically occur suddenly without warning. Usually, the anxiety attacks peak within 10 minutes, rarely lasting over 30 minutes. Within the short while, the terror is so intense that the individual feels as if they will lose control. The ghastliness of the physical symptoms often make people feel as if they are undergoing a heart attack, and once over, they worry that it will come back again. The fear tends to occur because the individuals feel as if they will be helpless in public places, and there will be no help available.


The symptoms of anxiety can vary widely and may manifest differently from person to person. Anxiety symptoms can affect thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. Here are ten common symptoms of anxiety:

1.       Excessive Worry: Persistent and uncontrollable worry about everyday events, often accompanied by irrational fears or catastrophic thinking.

2.       Feelings of Apprehension or Dread: A sense of impending doom or feeling on edge without a clear reason.

3.       Restlessness: Difficulty relaxing, feeling restless, or being unable to sit still due to inner tension.

4.       Irritability: Easily becoming irritable or agitated, and having a low tolerance for frustration.

5.       Muscle Tension: Persistent muscle tension, tightness, or knots, especially in the neck, shoulders, or back.

6.       Difficulty Concentrating: Trouble focusing or experiencing mind going blank, particularly when under stress.

7.       Sleep Disturbances: Difficulty falling or staying asleep, restless sleep, or waking up frequently throughout the night.

8.       Physical Symptoms: Experience of physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat (palpitations), sweating, trembling or shaking, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, or gastrointestinal issues.

9.       Avoidance Behaviors: Avoiding situations or activities that may trigger anxiety, leading to significant disruption in daily life.

10.  Panic Attacks: Sudden and intense episodes of fear or discomfort, often accompanied by physical symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, or a feeling of losing control.

It's important to note that experiencing occasional anxiety is normal, but when symptoms are severe, persistent, or interfere with daily functioning, it may indicate an anxiety disorder. If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety symptoms, seeking support from a mental health professional is recommended for proper assessment and treatment.