These symptoms can be classified into five categories: physical, cognitive, behavioral, emotional and social, and there are countless symptoms that can fall under each category. Below, I offer a glimpse into the five most common types of anxiety symptoms.
According to the Mayo Clinic, exercising for as little as 15 minutes each day goes a long way toward lowering your stress level. Exercisers report feeling calm after engaging in a physical activity they enjoy. Not only does exercise lower anxiety, but an active lifestyle helps you sleep better and feel more confident as well.
Panic attacks are periods of intense fear, usually triggered by stress or phobia. Apt to coming on suddenly and lingering, from minutes in most sufferers, to hours in others, panic attacks usually peak within ten minutes. The duration of the attacks vary from person to person, and by circumstance.
Years ago, the medical community did not fully understand panic attacks. They were generally not accepted as a condition that necessitated treatment. But awareness of anxiety issues has grown in recent years, and panic attacks are widely accepted as a legitimate medical condition. [Read more…]
There are numerous anxiety disorders that can be accounted for in medical texts, Generalized Anxiety Disorder being the most common. Symptoms of anxiety, and their severity, are contingent upon many factors, including physical health.
Anxiety plagues many of us. Did you know about 18% of all Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder? Anxiety disorders can develop from a set of certain risk factors including brain chemistry, genetics, personality and life events. Living with anxiety can feel like not living at all. The good news is there are ways to manage anxiety and greatly reduce anxiety symptoms.