Everyone feels anxious from time to time. Mild to moderate anxiety can help you focus your attention, energy, and motivation. Physical symptoms of anxiety include:
- Trembling, twitching, or shaking
- Feeling of fullness in the throat or chest
- Sweating or cold, clammy hands
- Muscle tension, aches, or soreness
- Sleep problems
Types of Anxiety
- General anxiety: Feeling stressed and worrying about many everyday events and activities, that may be small and not important.
- Social Anxiety: An extreme fear of being judged or embarrassed in public. Symptoms might include butterflies in your stomach, sweaty palms, pounding heart beat, sweating, and even difficulty breathing.
- Panic Attacks: Sudden feeling of extreme anxiety or intense fear without a clear cause. Symptoms include rapid breathing, racing heart, dizziness, and/or tightness in your chest.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): A disorder characterized by repeated unwanted thoughts and repeated tasks that help get rid of the thoughts.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Symptoms that usually occur after something awful happens in your life – including lack of sleep, nightmares, repeating thoughts and images, feeling anxious, losing interest in things, and having trouble concentrating.
- Phobias: Extreme and irrational fears that interfere with daily life.
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