Anxiety And Tension

Symptoms of Anxiety – an Overview

It is a fact that almost everybody suffers from some kind of uneasiness or panic when faced with tough situations. It is also possible that you have a constant feeling of anxiety and stress all the time without any particular reason. This is when your normal anxiety can be termed as anxiety disorder.

Feeling of constant hopelessness is one of the common symptoms of anxiety disorder. There are different types of anxiety and their symptoms differ. Each individual can experience different types of symptoms for the same disorder. Anxiety symptoms of common anxiety disorders can be sub-divided into psychological and physical symptoms.

There are different types of emotional and psychological symptoms of anxiety such as apprehension, uneasiness, poor concentration, restlessness, hyper-vigilance, constant irritability, nervousness, self-consciousness and insecurity, fear of death and escapist mentality.

Examples of the physical symptoms of anxiety disorder are heart palpitations, chest pain, hot flashes or chills, cold hands, stomach upset, frequent urination, sweating, dizziness, trembling, muscle tension or aches, headaches, fatigue, insomnia and shortness of breath.

One of the anxiety symptoms is insomnia and it can be very debilitating. Sleep deprivation can interfere with your life and may leas to a constant feeling of exhaustion. Other anxiety symptoms such as irritability and fatigue are intensified because of insomnia.

There are also physical symptoms of anxiety such as heart palpitations, breathlessness and excessive sweating which can be mistaken as signs of heart attack. Anxiety is a disorder in which you get into a  vicious circle. You suffer from anxiety and restlessness. The restlessness in turn increases your anxiety. It is up to you to get out of this vicious circle through self-help, group support and professional counseling and guidance.

You should talk and consult with your psychiatrist  about your condition and what triggers your anxiety. In fact, your psychiatrist is better placed to prescribe you any anxiety medications. There are treatments like acupuncture, relaxation techniques and behavioral therapies that can be used with prescribed medicine to control your anxiety.

You should motivate yourself to think positively and live life to the fullest. Will power and a strong determination are essential if you want to fight this disorder.