How to Identify an Anxiety Disorder
Symptoms commonly seen in those with panic disorder include:
- Pounding heart
- Chest pains
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Shortness of breath
- Shaking or trembling
- Fear of dying
- Feelings of unreality
- Numbness or tingling
- A feeling of going out of control or going crazy.
Many of the physical symptoms that accompany panic attacks -- such as sweating, racing heart, and trembling -- also occur with phobias.
Symptoms of PTSD can range from constantly reliving the event to a general emotional numbing. Other common anxiety symptoms include:
- Persistent anxiety
- Exaggerated startle reactions
- Difficulty concentrating
People with PTSD typically avoid situations that remind them of the traumatic event because they provoke intense distress or even panic attacks.