Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety Help Birmingham recognize the physical, psychological and behavioural symptoms which are experienced when we feel anxious or stressed.

Some of the most common physical symptoms of anxiety are:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased muscle tension
  • “Jelly legs”
  • Tingling in the hands and feet
  • Hyperventilation (over breathing)
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Wanting to use the toilet more often
  • Feeling sick
  • Tight band across the chest area
  • Tension headaches
  • Hot flushes
  • Increased perspiration
  • Dry mouth
  • Shaking
  • Choking sensations
  • Palpitations

Some of the most common psychological symptoms (thoughts or feelings) of anxiety are:

  • Thinking that you may lose control and/or go “mad”
  • Thinking that you might die
  • Thinking that you may have a heart attack/be sick/faint/have a brain tumour
  • Feeling that people are looking at you and observing your anxiety
  • Feeling as though things are speeding up/slowing down
  • Feeling detached from your environment and the people in it
  • Feeling like wanting to run away/escape from the situation
  • Feeling on edge and alert to everything around you

All the above increase the fear, the fear of fear, or the fear of losing control, of being overwhelmed by circumstances or by life itself.

Notice the ‘What if?’ -‘What if this happens?’ or ‘What if that should happen?’ ‘What if I can’t do this?’ or ‘What if he/she does that?’ ‘What if… What if…’

At this point you may become overly sensitive, mind constantly working overtime, filling you with tension and forcing you to live on your nerves.

Avoidance also becomes a major influencer, avoiding an anxiety provoking situation produces immediate short term relief from the anxiety. Whilst avoidance may seem the best thing to do at the time, the anxiety often returns the next time that you face the situation and avoiding it will only psychologically reinforce the message that there is danger.

Types Of Anxiety Conditions

Anticipatory Anxiety
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Compulsive Hoarding
Compulsive Skin Picking
Dental Phobia
Depersonalisation Disorder
Fear Of Flying
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Health Anxiety
Injection Phobia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Panic Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Postnatal Anxiety
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Separation Anxiety
Social Anxiety/Social Phobia
Toilet Phobia

The above list is not exhaustive and each can be successfully resolved, giving you independence and fully equipping you to face any challenges you may encounter, free of anxiety, as you travel forward on your life’s journey…

Call Now for a free confidential telephone consultation to discuss your anxiety issue – 0121 403 3163 / 07825 599340

Anxiety Help Birmingham
Quadrant Court
51-52 Calthorpe Road
B15 1TH

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