All anxiety disorders have one major symptom: persistent or severe fear or worry in situations where many other people wouldn’t feel threatened.
Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety
In addition to the primary symptoms of irrational and excessive fear and worry, some common emotional symptoms of anxiety are:
Feelings of apprehension or dread
Feeling tense and jumpy
Anticipating the worst
Watching for signs of danger
Feeling like your mind’s gone blank
Physical Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety is more than a feeling. As a product of the body’s fight-or-flight response, anxiety involves a wide range of physical symptoms. Because of the numerous physical symptoms, anxiety sufferers sometimes mistake their disorder for a medical illness. They may visit many physicians and make numerous trips to the emergency room before their anxiety disorder is discovered.
Some physical symptoms of anxiety are:
Stomach upset or dizziness
Frequent urination or diarrhea
Shortness of breath
Tremors and twitches
If you suffer with Anxiety, there is help available. Call us today for Anxiety Counseling in the Baton Rouge area, 225-290-7252.