Symptoms of anxiety disorders:
Many symptoms of anxiety are common to all types of anxiety disorders. Other symptoms are more specific to certain anxiety disorders in particular. Here is a list of the most common symptoms of each type of anxiety disorder:
is characterized by panic attacks that occur unpredictably without any overt triggering factor. It may include chest tightness, palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, unreality, tremors, dizziness, nausea, hot flashes, or chills. the feeling of losing self-control, or the fear of dying. Some people start by avoiding situations that could trigger attacks. Attacks usually last 10 minutes or less but may last longer.
is defined as the fear of being in a situation where it is not possible to escape easily or to get help, especially in public places or places of assembly. Many people with agoraphobia are also affected by panic disorders. The fear of having another panic attack generally leads them to avoid situations/places that these people see as triggers for panic attacks.
are fears triggered by something specific like an animal, thunderstorms, heights or the prospect of flying. They are accompanied by sweating, muscle tension, and dizziness. People who are affected sometimes take extreme measures to avoid the situation they fear;
Social anxiety disorder
or social phobia is more than just shyness. This is an exaggerated feeling of anxiety that arises when a person is afraid of being embarrassed or socially mocked. Situations that can trigger social anxiety are small group discussions, dating, parties, and sports. Common symptoms of this type of anxiety are redness, sweating, and dryness of the mouth. People who are struggling with social phobia generally avoid the social situations they fear;
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
is defined as a feeling of excessive and continual anxiety caused by a host of things and situations (eg, work, financial status, children, or health). The fear is not due to a specific cause. Generalized anxiety can cause symptoms of muscle tension, tremors, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, difficulty sleeping and decreased concentration.