What are the symptoms of anxiety?
The main symptom of generalized anxiety disorder is worrying excessively for a long period of time. Other symptoms include unrealistic perception of problems, psychological and physical tension, restlessness, trouble concentrating, headaches, difficulty sleeping, startling easily.
Phobias are extreme fears, often of irrational things. People can have phobias of travel, bugs, animals, foods, or nearly anything else. Phobias may cause only mild inconvenience, but for some people, phobias they can be serious enough to cause major interference in their lives.
Social Anxiety Disorder
People who suffer from social anxiety disorder often feel very anxious in social settings. Because of their discomfort in social settings, they tend to keep to themselves at social events or avoid social events altogether. They may have physical manifestations of their anxiety such as a cold sweats, racing heart, shaking or trembling, flushing, and stomach upset.
In panic disorder, a person will feel a sudden and overwhelming sense of panic. Panic attacks aren't always predictable which causes even more distress for those suffering from Panic Disorder. Panic attacks can even happen at night, waking a person out of a deep sleep.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by a high level of baseline anxiety, with or without any triggering stressors. This disproportionate level of stress often causes significant negative impact on the sufferer's family, job, social life, and finances.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
In OCD, people experience recurring, unwanted ideas or thoughts that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions). The repetitive behaviors, such as checking on things, cleaning or hand washing, can significantly interfere with an individual's daily activities and social interactions.