Consider anxiety, panic; Anxiety symptoms fall into three categories: physiological, cognitive and emotional. If you are experiencing anxiety, the most important first step is to schedule a physical with your M. D. to rule out any medical causes of the symptoms.

Physiological symptoms, anxiety and panic:

  • weak all over
  • rapid, pounding heartbeat or palpitations
  • tightness around the chest
  • hyperventilation
  • dizziness and sweating
  • muscle tension, aches or tremors
  • chronic fatigue

Cognitive symptoms, anxiety and panic:

  • Do you think to yourself?
    • I can’t carry on. I have to get out of here
    • What if I make a fool of myself?
    • People are looking at me all the time
    • I am having a heart attack
    • I am going to faint
    • I am going crazy
    • I am confused, losing control

Emotional symptoms, anxiety and panic:

  • Feeling like something terrible is going to happen
  • Being full of fears that fill your mind
  • Worrying excessively
  • Feeling uneasy and alone a lot of the time
  • Feeling isolated, down in the dumps, without control
  • Feeling embarrassed, rejected, criticized

Anxiety Disorders may be successfully treated by psychotherapy, and often a combination of therapy and medication. There is a great deal of research regarding anxiety and panic. Research provides strong data to support successful treatment.


Anxiety and Panic
Anxiety and Panic