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I start shaking when i'm nervous. Is this a sign of mental illness?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
7 doctors agree

In brief: Mindfulness

It is not unusual for someone to have some hand shaking with anxiety and stress levels rising.
I would recommend books on mindfulness to help in you dealing with your stress.

In brief: Mindfulness

It is not unusual for someone to have some hand shaking with anxiety and stress levels rising.
I would recommend books on mindfulness to help in you dealing with your stress.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Shaking is a physical response to being angry or anxious.
It is almost universal, with sufficient stress. If it is happening to you under situations that seem not to warrant that level of reaction, you might be more nervous than others you know. Only if it's interfering with your ability to function would i suggest you talk if over with someone, maybe your primary care doctor.

In brief: Probably not

Shaking is a physical response to being angry or anxious.
It is almost universal, with sufficient stress. If it is happening to you under situations that seem not to warrant that level of reaction, you might be more nervous than others you know. Only if it's interfering with your ability to function would i suggest you talk if over with someone, maybe your primary care doctor.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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