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What are the main symptoms of anxiety?

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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology
7 doctors agree

In brief: ANXIETY

Common symptoms are feelings of apprehensive, powerless, impending doom, panic, rapid heart rate, hyperventilation, sweating, trembling, feeling weak or tired.
These are consistent with sympathetic nervous system activation that may be related to scary thoughts. Deep breathing can send a parasympathetic volley to the heart and reduce anxiety. Therapy & certain medications can help tremendously.

In brief: ANXIETY

Common symptoms are feelings of apprehensive, powerless, impending doom, panic, rapid heart rate, hyperventilation, sweating, trembling, feeling weak or tired.
These are consistent with sympathetic nervous system activation that may be related to scary thoughts. Deep breathing can send a parasympathetic volley to the heart and reduce anxiety. Therapy & certain medications can help tremendously.
Dr. Fred Gallo
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Sometimes it's normal to feel anxiety -- feeling jittery and tense before taking an exam or giving a speech, for instance.
It's the body's natural response to perceived danger, and can keep you alert. If it becomes a disorder, you could feel more extensive dread, worry, sudden bouts of panic, etc. http://www.helpguide.org/mental/anxiety_types_symptoms_treatment.htm.

In brief: Several

Sometimes it's normal to feel anxiety -- feeling jittery and tense before taking an exam or giving a speech, for instance.
It's the body's natural response to perceived danger, and can keep you alert. If it becomes a disorder, you could feel more extensive dread, worry, sudden bouts of panic, etc. http://www.helpguide.org/mental/anxiety_types_symptoms_treatment.htm.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Fred Gallo
A low level of anxiety can actually help performance by keeping you alert; however, extreme anxiety will impair performance.
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