Symptoms Anxiety Attack


Stress can affect every aspect of an individual’s life, including his or her behavior, emotions, physical health and thinking ability. There is no area or part of an individual’s body that is immune; but, because individuals handle and see stress differently its symptoms vary. Symptoms of stress may be vague and can be same as those brought about as a result of medical conditions. It is vital to talk about these symptoms with your physician. One may experience the following.

Stress Symptoms:

  • Headaches

  • Becoming easily frustrated, moody and agitated.

  • Feeling extremely overwhelmed like you need to take control or you are losing control

  • Avoiding others

  • Having difficulty quieting your mind

  • Feeling very bad about one’s self (low self-esteem), worthless, depressed and lonely.

  • Low energy

  • Stomach upset, including nausea, constipation, and diarrhea

  • Pains, aches and tensed muscles

  • Rapid heartbeat and chest pain

  • Infections and frequent cold

Different Anxiety Attacks Factors


Panic Attack

This strikes often when an individual is away from his or her home, they, however, can happen at any time and anywhere. An individual may experience one while shopping in a store, walking down a street, sitting at home on the couch, driving in his or her car. Panic attack symptoms develop abruptly and get to the peak in minutes.

Panic Attack Symptoms:

  • Hyperventilation or shortness of breath

  • Racing heart or heart palpitations

  • Chest discomfort or pain

  • Shaking or trembling

  • Feeling detached from the surrounding

  • Choking feeling

  • Sweating

  • Upset stomach or Nausea

  • Feeling light-headed, dizzy or faint

  • Tingling sensations or numbness

  • Cold or hot flashes

  • Fear of losing control, going crazy, or dying

Panic Attack can Paralyzed you


Phobias can limit an individual’s day to day activities and can cause severe depression and anxiety. Complex phobias like social phobia and agoraphobia are very likely to start these symptoms.

Individuals with phobias often avoid coming in close contact with those things that cause the anxiety and fear. For example; an individual who is scared of spiders (known as arachnophobia) will not want to go close to a spider.

There is also this very close friend of mine (My wife) who is always afraid of flight (Phobia) and because of this we hardly travel because she goes so crazy each time that happens; she thinks she will die. My son also has been struggling with school for years, for this reason, he does home school.

Phobias can paralyzed you

An individual in some cases may develop a phobia where he or she becomes fearful of experiencing the anxiety itself owing to the fact that it feels somewhat uncomfortable. An individual doesn’t have to be in that situation he or she is scared of to observe the symptoms. The brain is capable of creating a reaction to situations that are fearsome even when he or she is actually not in the situation.  

Phobia Symptoms:

  • Sweating

  • Hot flushes or chills

  • Trembling

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • A choking sensation

  • Tightness or pain in the chest

  • Rapid heartbeat

  • Nausea

  • A butterflies sensation in the stomach

  • Dizziness and headaches

  • Feeling faint

  • Needles and pins or numbness

  • dry mouth

  • Ringing in the ears

  • A need to use the toilet

  • Disorientation or confusion

  • Fear of fainting

  • Fear of losing control

  • Fear of dying

  • Feelings of dread

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

This affects the way an individual thinks, but this anxiety can as well lead to physical symptoms.

GAD’s Symptoms:

  • Excessive, tension and ongoing worry

  • A feeling of being “edgy” or restlessness

  • Irritability

  • An unrealistic perspective of problems

  • Muscle tension

  • Sweating

  • Headaches

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Tiredness

  • Nausea

  • A need to frequently visit the bathroom

  • Trouble staying or falling asleep

  • Trembling

  • Being startled easily

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms:

  • Fear of situations where he or she might be judged

  • Persistent concern that he or she might offend someone

  • Worrying about humiliating or embarrassing yourself

  • Extremely fear of talking or interacting with strangers

  • Fear that other people will notice that he or she looks anxious

  • Avoiding speaking to people or doing things out of fear that he or she would be embarrassed

  • Fear of symptoms such as shaky voice, blushing, trembling, sweating, that may cause him or her embarrassment

  • Anticipating the worst consequences possible from an experience during a social circumstance

  • Fast heartbeat

  • Nausea or upset stomach

  • Trouble catching his or her breath

  • Lightheadedness or dizziness



Shyness Symptoms:

  • Passively and quietly

  • Avoiding eye contact

  • Speaking quietly

  • Avoiding social circumstances

  • Nervous behaviors, like touching your face or hair a lot.

  • Fast heart beat

  • Shaking

  • Dry mouth

  • Blushing

  • Sweating

  • Feeling dizzy or faint

  • Feeling sick

  • feeling like the circumstance is unreal


Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

SAD symptoms occur when a kid is separated from his or her caregivers or parents. The fear of separation also can cause behaviors that are anxiety-related.

Separation Anxiety Disorder Symptoms:

  • Clinging to caregivers or parents

  • Severe and extreme crying

  • Refusal to do does things that actually require separation

  • Emotional, violent temper tantrums

  • Physical illness, like vomiting or headaches

  • Poor performance in school

  • Nightmares

  • Unable to interact with other kids in a healthy manner


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms:

  • The Fear of being affected or contaminated by objects other people have touched

  • Doubts that he or she has turned off the stove or shot the door

  • Intense stress when things are not properly placed or facing a particular way

  • Images of hurting his or herself or some other person that is unwanted and makes him or her uncomfortable

  • Thoughts about acting inappropriately or shouting obscenities that are unwanted and make him or her uncomfortable

  • Avoidance of circumstances that may trigger obsessions, like shaking hands

  • Distress about unpleasant images repeating in his or her mind

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

This is diagnosed after an individual experience some symptoms for at least a month; after a traumatic event. Symptoms, however, may not show up until months or some years later.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms:

  • Avoidance of activities, people and places that stand as a reminder of the trauma.

  • Experiencing the trauma again through an intrusive recollection of the event, nightmares, and flashbacks.

  • Increased arousals like difficulty concentrating and sleeping, being angered, easily irritated and feeling jumpy.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Symptoms:

  • Feeling empty, sad or hopeless

  • Irritability

  • Unable to experience pleasure

  • Loss of energy

  • Fatigue

  • Mental and physical sluggishness

  • Weight changes

  • Memory and concentration problems

  • Sleep problems

  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness

  • Thoughts of suicide or death

  • Feeling unusually optimistic and “high” or very irritable

  • Grandiose, unrealistic beliefs about one’s powers or abilities

  • Usually sleeps lightly but feels extremely energetic

The Risk Factors Bipolar Disorder

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