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How is getting numb arms and hands a symptom from anxiety?
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Dr. Christopher Michael
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Body-mind
Although it is imperative to have such symptoms checked out for 'purely physical' causes, numbness can occur with anxiety, such as during a panic attack.
In addition, emotional conflicts can be expressed through physical symptoms--either completely unexplained or a worsening of an explainable medical cause. Mind and body do interact, and it is important to respect this form of communication.

In brief: Body-mind
Although it is imperative to have such symptoms checked out for 'purely physical' causes, numbness can occur with anxiety, such as during a panic attack.
In addition, emotional conflicts can be expressed through physical symptoms--either completely unexplained or a worsening of an explainable medical cause. Mind and body do interact, and it is important to respect this form of communication.
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