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A 24-year-old male asked:

Can anxiety cause problems even if ur heart never races. like can u have anxiety issue without rapid heart rate or panic attack?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes you can: Some anxiety manifests more in worrying, tension, insomnia, etc, rather than physical symptoms like fast heart rate. Physical symptoms like that and others (including fatigue and headache) are still very common. You don't have to have panic attacks for anxiety to bother you either. Help is available if you work with a psychologist who understands these things, or a psychiatrist too.
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