All About Anxiety and Panic Attacks

The truth about Anxiety and panic attacks and the problems they can create. Self diagnosis and advice on how to stop them from controlling your life.

Anxiety is a disorder, It basically means to worry, be fearful or  feel uneasy. The disorder affects one in twenty people around the world today. Everybody worries, and we all have fears . For example worrying about an exam or going to a hospital appointment. These are perfectly normal feelings and gradually they fade our minds until the next event arises. However for People suffering with anxiety disorder or (GAD) Generalised anxiety disorder takes worrying and fear to a whole new level that it interrupts our every day life’s,  you can feel scared to go out of the family home, to meet friends, to pursue a career even just to pop up the local shops. It can be very traumatic.Persistent, usually unexplained fear.  This is probably the most common and telling of all the anxiety symptoms. If you feel scared or worried all the time, for no apparent reason, then there is a good chance you are suffering from an anxiety disorder. Take a look at some of the symptoms below if you think your suffering from the illness.


A racing heart.  Another of the most common anxiety symptoms, many sufferers report palpitations.  In fact, some even believe they are having a heart attack when they have a panic or anxiety attack!

Muscle aches or tension.  When you are anxious, you tend to tense your muscles without thinking about it.  Over time, this can lead to muscle aches, another of the common anxiety symptoms.

Sweaty palms or flushing.  This may be a cliché, but it is also one of the most common anxiety symptoms around.  If you find yourself literally hot and bothered often, you might be suffering from an anxiety disorder.

Changes to your sleeping patterns.  Insomnia is one of the more common anxiety symptoms, and people who suffer from anxiety disorders often have trouble sleeping too. Nightmares are another common symptom of anxiety, especially in children.

Changing to your eating patterns.  Like other mild mental disorders, one of the common anxiety symptoms is to lose, or gain, weight because your eating patterns have changed.

Abdominal distress, particularly diarrhea, is a common symptom of an anxiety disorder too – particularly when combined with other symptoms.

Irritability, and an inability to concentrate, is two more common symptoms of anxiety.  Many people find that they have trouble remembering, focusing, or regulating their moods.

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  1. Great article one that should be read by everyone
    Best Wishes

  2. I suffer from anxiety and depression and this is a very well written article. Thanks very much, Rose for sharing….

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  5. My Wife suffers from bipolar illness and can become fretful and worried when we go out. Thanks for this information.

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