Anxiety, Part 3 ~ Coaching 4 Health & Wellness

Monday, August 3, 2009

Anxiety, Part 3

Some Anxiety Symptoms

Individuals that suffer from anxiety disorder usually exhibit several different symptoms. Some of them are listed below.

  • Extreme Fear

  • Shortness of breath

  • Insomnia

  • Irritability

  • Feeling of lump in throat

  • Muscle spasm/twitching

  • Irregular heart beat

  • Heart palpitations

  • Fever/chills

Keep in mind, that there are more symptoms and different degrees of the symptoms. If you feel like you have some of these and are concerened, please see your medical physician or other health care provider or a licensed mental health professional in your area. Because some of these symptoms usually occur with other illnesses it is important to seek professional advice. A physician should be the one to diagnose if you have anxiety.

For an idea of where you are with your anxiety, you can take this online assessment (for educational purposes only). Share your results with your PCP or MH professional.

It is always best to rule out other medical conditions. Ruling these out sometimes bring some peace of mind and can go a long way in easing some of your anxiety related symptoms.

Finally, tomorrow we'll look at some treatment options


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