What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Anxiety?

Anxiety is natural response that happens when we’re feeling stressed, putting our bodies in a state of “fight or flight.” Each response to anxiety is natural and dependent on how each person copes with anxiety.  

Mental Symptoms of Anxiety 

Anxiety can occur in lots of ways – it could be generalized anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, or just a response to a short-term stressor in your life. Maybe it’s the culmination of lots of different things, or maybe it can be traced to a single specific trigger.  

Here are some common mental symptoms (not an exhaustive list): 

  • Nervousness 
  • Restlessness 
  • Tension 
  • Panic 
  • Irritability 
  • Sense of impending doom 
  • Feeling weak 
  • Fatigue 
  • Mood swings 
  • Trouble concentrating 
  • Spirals of negative thoughts 
  • Withdrawal 
  • Worry 

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety 

Anxiety isn’t just about mental health, however. It can also have a huge impact on your physical well-being. Some of the most common symptoms clients talk to us about are: 

  • Restlessness 
  • Feeling an increased heart rate 
  • Rapid breathing 
  • Sweating 
  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Stomach and digestive issues 
  • Trembling 

It can really mess with you and interfere with every aspect of your life, including performance at work, interactions with friends, participation in social activities, and more. 

The good news is that anxiety is a highly treatable condition. Physical health is really important in managing these symptoms. Exercise, diet, and plenty of rest can alleviate things such as restlessness while evening out your heart rate and breathing, increasing your chances of getting a good night’s sleep, and keep your health in check by eating hearty, nutritional meals.  

How To Cure Anxiety 

Stress can build up in a million different ways. It would be great if we could snap our fingers and bring order and balance to your life.  

One of the most effective things you can do is talk therapy with a professional. There are lots of treatment options available and a professional counselor will develop a customized treatment plan designed to suit your individual circumstances and achieve your goals. 

Remember, NYC Therapeutic Wellness is here to partner with you on this journey. We’re located in Midtown Manhattan and we’re here to help you identify and manage the barriers that are holding you back. 

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