What are the symptoms of an anxiety attack?
Different anxiety disorders may manifest in varying symptoms. Also, the signs are a mixed bag of physical and psychological symptoms. • GAD: Generalized anxiety disorder other than involving a long lived worry about some aspect of your everyday life may show up in symptoms like muscle tension (sore back or jaw), nausea, loss of concentration, fatigue, quivering, depression, social phobia or other anxiety issues, unrest, perspiration, frequent urination, difficulty in sleeping, drug or substance abuse, headaches, digestive problems, irrational perception of problems etc. • Social Phobia: Seeking escape from the stimulus situation and shuddering, sweating or feeling totally nervous upon confrontation is the biggest sign of social anxiety disorder. Diarrhea or nausea are other symptoms. • Panic Disorder: Other than being characterized by overpowering panic, symptoms of panic attack include perspiration, quivering, racing heartbeat, catching your breath, frailty, tingling, feeling of choking, vomiting, hot/cold flushes, dawning of feelings of unreality and fearing insanity and death. The patient also dreads experiencing these conditions again, as well as severely alters his/her behavior as a protective measure against these panic attacks. • Specific Phobias: Feeling excessively fearful upon encountering specific persons, animals, objects or events and seeking avoidance of those beings or entities is a marker of specific phobia. Plus, this feeling of being stressed, nervous and avoidance of the stimulus should directly get into the way of your normal lifestyle to count as specific phobia.
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