How to Identify an Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Symptoms With Panic Disorder

Symptoms commonly seen in those with panic disorder include:
  • Pounding heart
  • Chest pains
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Fear of dying
  • Sweating
  • Feelings of unreality
  • Numbness or tingling
  • A feeling of going out of control or going crazy.

Symptoms of Anxiety With Phobias

Many of the physical symptoms that accompany panic attacks -- such as sweating, racing heart, and trembling -- also occur with phobias.

Anxiety Symptoms With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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
  • Nightmares
  • Insomnia.
People with PTSD typically avoid situations that remind them of the traumatic event because they provoke intense distress or even panic attacks.
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