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
- 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.