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Anxiety & Panic Attack Symptoms

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety


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  • Pounding heart
  • Sweating
  • Stomach upset
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent urination or diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tremors & twitches
  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Dry mouth
  • Appetite fluctuations

Mental Symptoms of Anxiety


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  • Feelings of apprehension or dread
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling tense, jumpy, & on edge
  • Anticipating the worst
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Watching for signs of danger (paranoia)
  • Feeling like your mind's gone blank
  • Feeling tongue-tied

Physical Symptoms of Panic Attacks


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  • Sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid or pounding heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Chills or hot flashes
  • Faintness
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Blurred vision
  • Feeling unsteady
  • Sluggishness
  • Choking or smothering sensations
  • Nausea or abdominal pains

Mental Symptoms of Panic Attacks


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  • Feeling like you're going to die
  • Feeling like you're going mad
  • Feeling trapped
  • Racing thoughts
  • Repetetive thoughts
  • Anticipation of some horrible occurrence (death, passing out, getting sick, public humiliation, etc.)
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling as if things around you aren't real
  • Feeling disembodied, like watching yourself from a distance