Anxiety symptoms can include dizziness, sweating, and trembling.
There are several different anxiety disorders, each with a distinct set of symptoms. However, common symptoms can include:
- increased or irregular heartbeat
- back pain
- restlessness and fatigue
- muscle tension
- being easily startled
- recurring and ongoing feelings of worry, with or without known stressors
- avoidance of certain situations that may cause worry, often affecting quality of life
It is crucial that passing feelings of anxiety are seen as temporary to avoid increasing the amount of worry and the risk of an anxiety disorder. However, it is also important not to ignore symptoms of anxiety disorders so that timely treatment can be received.
People with an anxiety disorder often present symptoms similar to clinical depression and vice-versa. It is rare for a patient to exhibit symptoms of only one of these conditions.