Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder- Is It Anxiety?

If you have been experiencing any of these then probably it is anxiety. Generally, the person believes that anxiety is merely a sensation, whereas it is lot more than that.

  • Do you stay anxious all the time?
  • Does your feeling of worry interrupt your work, school, or family tasks?
  • Do you experience unexpected attacks of panic?
  • Are you overwhelmed by fears that you understand are illogical, but still you are able to get rid of it?
  • Do you believe that you are going to face tragedy if some things aren’t done in a particular way?
  • Do you escape your daily routine activities because they cause you worry?
  • Do you feel like risk is around every corner?

Symptoms of anxiety vary from one person to another. As every person possesses his/her own chemical temperament and the type of anxiety disorder.

However, after intense studies and researches. A conclusion regarding anxiety symptoms has been made. Below mentioned points are the most common anxiety symptoms:

  • Overwhelming panic
  • Feeling as if you are losing control on yourself or going crazy
  • Severe pain hearz
  • Feeling as if you can’t stand anymore
  • Choking sensation
  • Hyper ventilation
  • Shaking and shivering
  • Stomach issues and abomination
  • Feeling detached from other or unreal

Symptoms based on the classification of Anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder

It is the most widespread disorder which is caused by long-lasting anxiety. Adults the ones who are troubled the most by it. All those who are suffering from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), show some sign and symptoms which are as follows-

  • They remain over concern about their daily routine and get extremely worried for it.
  • Medical or substance mistreatment problem (Doctors should be aware of it)
  • Sufferers often find difficulty in making decisions
  • They find it difficult to focus, especially when it comes to remembering things.
  • They look nervy as a result their skin becomes pale with increased sweating all over the body
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Excessive worry and tension
  • An unrealistic opinions of problems
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Excessive urination
  • Trouble in sleeping
  • Being easily frightened

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Panic disorder

Forceful terror and anxiety lead to Panic disorder. Below mentioned are the symptoms of panic disorder-

  • Shaking
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Respiratory problems
  • Fluctuations in the pace of heart beat

Panic disorder with agoraphobia

Person, who is suffering from panic disorder with agoraphobia, may experience following set of symptoms –

  • Unexpected panic attack
  • Significant nervousness over the possibility of having another attack
  • The person gets trapped in the fear world
  • Sufferers evade those conditions which might bring a panic attack
  • They experience life-threatening terror


It is one of the most important divisions of anxiety disorders. This is an anxiety disorder in which a person may get triggered by stimulus or situation. Person who is suffering from phobia disorder feels as if he/she is facing some life-threatening fear.


  • The sufferer gets trapped in fear
  • Ignorant behaviour
  • Person may confine himself/herself to home

Social anxiety disorder

  • Feeling of embarrassment
  • Sweating
  • Person may face difficulty in speaking
  • In worst cases, person may get completely isolated from the society

Obsessive– Compulsive disorder

  • It evidents repetitive obsessions and compulsions.
  • Upsetting or determined beliefs or images
  •  Desires to perform particular acts or rituals (walking in a certain pattern)
  • In minor cases, sufferers of OCD may experience obsessions, with no compulsions (however few sufferers also get involve in compulsions).

Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Overactive alertness
  • Rewinding of old memories
  • Ignorant behavior
  • Nervousness
  • Annoyance and sadness.

Childhood anxiety disorders

  • Difficulty in making decisions
  • Wrong beliefs regarding the environment
  • Lack in focus and concentration power
  • Tenseness and shyness
  • Avoidance and reckless nature
  • Rise in blood pressure
  • Stomach ache
  • Ulcers
  • Diarrhoea
  • Burning sensation
  • Paleness
  • Trouble in breathing
  • Self-doubt and self criticism
  • Irritability
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Feelings of not wanting to be alive(in worst cases)
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorder

Physical and psychological classification of anxiety symptoms:

Physical symptoms of anxiety

  • Varying heart beat
  • More than normal sweating
  • Upset stomach
  • Excessive urination
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Frequent shocks and tremors
  • Rigid muscles
  • Exhaustion
  • Insomnia
  • Overwhelming sensation
  • Abrupt chest pain
  • Throat issues
  • Colour blanching
  • Rapid gastrointestinal emptying
  • Experiencing Indigestion heartburn, constipation
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Symptoms of urinary tract infection
  • Getting Skin rashes
  • Dry mouth
  • ’flu’ can also be experienced
  • Vision problems
  • Disturbed hearing
  • Hormone problems
  • Sore eyes

Psychological symptoms of anxiety

  • Always being in bad moods (anger or impatient)
  • Feeling depersonalized
  • Feeling depression
  • Sleeplessness
  • Experiencing Nightmares
  • Fears of going mad or losing control
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Agoraphobia
  • Hallucinations
  • Hyperactivity
  • Intense increase in sexual feelings
  • Fluctuations in mood
  • You become blunt (no more emotional view)
  • Feeling guilty
  • Always you stay frightened
  • You feel like crying without reason
  • Everything becomes imaginary to you
  • Lack in confidence
  • Decrement in energy level
  • Feeling dizziness
  • Reduction in your stamina of working.
  • Being pessimistic
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Feeling tense
  • Always expecting the worst
  • Irritability without reason
  • Restlessness

Anxiety symptoms which can be experienced in Body are-

  • Allergy problems, Burning skin, itchy, etc.
  • Body aches, Back pain, stiffness, tension, pressure, Chest pain etc.
  • Change of body colour
  • Blushing, turning red, flushed face or skin
  • Experiencing body shakes
  • Variation in body temperature
  • Vibrant sensation thought the body
  • Feeling of Unpleasant
  • Chronic Fatigue, exhaustion, tiredness
  • Synchronization problems with body
  • Feeling cold
  • Feeling Hunger for sugar, sweets etc. in abundance
  • Harmonization problems with the mouth or tongue
  • Feeling lightheaded
  • Inability to relax
  • Feel like you are Falling
  • Feel like you are going to faint
  • Feeling of awkwardness
  • Regular urination
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Chest symptoms
  • Chest ache
  • Respiratory problems
  • Chest vibrations
  • Frequent yawning
  • Heart Palpitations or Pounding
  • Rib or rib cage stiffness
  • Burning sensations
  • Experiencing Frequent headaches
  • Feeling pressure around your head
  • Head tightness/stiffness
  • head tremors
  • Giddiness
  • Hearing symptoms
  • You feel something is obstructed in your ears.
  • Low power to hear sounds
  • Deafness
  • Feeling Vibrations in the ears
  • Anxiety symptoms associated with Mouth/Stomach –
  • Aerophobia
  • Feeling burning sensation in your tongue or in mouth
  • Feeling Unpleasant
  • Desire for sugar or sweets all the time
  • Constipation
  • Experiencing uncommon smells
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing
  • You can’t talk properly
  • Dry mouth
  • You feel like your tongue is inflamed
  • Lack of hunger
  • Mouth muscles contracting
  • Stomach upset like gas or belching
  • Stiffness in throat
  • Frequent urination
  • Vomiting

Symptoms of anxiety related to head –

  • Skin related anxiety symptoms.
  • Skin problems like allergy or rashes
  • Symptoms associated with Sleep patterns.
  • Troubling falling or staying asleep
  • Frequent bad dreams
  • Sleeplessness
  • Shaking awake
  • Waking up during panic attack
  • Feeling of bad in the mornings
  • Vision abnormalities-
  • Not clear or blurred vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Feeling sensitivity to light
  • Experiencing Spots in vision

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