There are 2 types of anxiety attack symptoms. One, that a victim can identify personally while the others are those which a victim cannot understand. Those who are not able to understand their anxiety attack symptoms need other people to help them cope with the situation and get medical as well as psychological help as soon as possible. In order to do that, one has first to understand the symptoms; else the situation will either be overlooked or over cared for. Just go through the following symptom descriptions and I am sure that you will be able to understand clearly what exactly anxiety symptoms are.
- Limitless worries: Worrying endlessly and without any reasonable cause is the most common of all the anxiety attack symptoms and this indicates towards generalized anxiety disorder. When a person is experiencing continuous anxiousness on most days of the week and this situation lasts for more than 6 months, it is for sure that the person is suffering from generalized anxiety disorder.
- Sleeping problems: Having difficulty in sleeping peacefully or not being able to sleep at all is another sign of anxiety. This condition brings several other health issues along with it. The normal metabolism of the body is affected. It has also been noticed that people who suffer from sleep disorders due to some other medical conditions (like insomnia or any painful ailment) are vulnerable to anxiety disorder. As they are unable to sleep properly, their brain remains active all the time. Such active brains do not find any reasonable thoughts to nurture and thus starts to imagine about unreasonable fears.
- Fears which are totally unreasonable: There is none in the world who is free from fear. All of us experience fear in some form or another. But when the fear becomes totally absurd (as well as unreasonable), it becomes the clear indication for anxiety disorder. A phobia is one type of anxiety disorder, but when the fear factor springs up in situations where there is actually nothing to fear about, one can be sure that the person’s phobia has gone up a step to enter the niche of generalized anxiety disorder.
- The tension in muscles: The anxiousness of the mind is reflected in the body. The person may try hard to hide the anxiousness, but the entire body is unable to hide the reactions going on in the mind. Extremely tensed muscles (especially facial muscles), clenching of fists and jaws clearly indicates the presence of anxiety disorder in a person.
- Indigestion: As mentioned earlier, an anxiety disorder may be a mental illness but it has a direct and prominent impact in the victim’s body. The person suffering from continuous anxiety will never be healthy as the entire body remains busy in coping with the fear inside the brain. Digestion disorder becomes a chronic feature and this often leads to malnutrition as the digestive system cannot work properly and thus, the necessary nutrients are not properly absorbed or processed.
- Extreme self-consciousness: When a person becomes extremely self-conscious, it is the indication that he or she is being anxious for some reason. Their feeling of anxiety can trigger even when they are in front of few people. They are unable to make one-to-one conversation or perform simple social tasks of eating or drinking publicly.
- Panic and panic: When a person gets frequent panic attacks and most of them are found to be irrational, it is for sure that the person is suffering from anxiety disorder. Such people are always anxious about facing the situation which may trigger their panic and in that attempt; they actually start to avoid going to places or meeting people that can create panic in their mind.