If you experience any of these symptoms and they are beginning to impact your social, emotional or occupational life, it may be time to seek help. Not all symptoms lead to an anxiety disorder, it is possible that certain life events or life styles can mimic anxiety symptoms.
Only a qualified licensed therapist can determine the difference between anxiety or other causes and only a medical doctor can rule out medical concerns, which may have similar symptoms.
• Feeling nervous or on edge when there is no immediate threat or danger.
• Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom when there is no immediate threat or danger.
• Difficulty concentrating; mind going blank
• Having trouble sleeping; difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, restlessness
• Increased heart rate while resting, not during exercise
• Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation), sweating, and/or trembling
• Feeling weak or tired
• Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
• Muscle tension
• Irritable, hypervigilant