Symptoms of Anxiety

The way that anxiety is expressed differs from person to person; some of the more common symptoms are.

Effects of Anxiety on the Body

  • Churning feeling in the stomach
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Pins and Needles
  • Faster breathing
  • Fast, thumping, irregular heartbeat
  • Sweating or hot flushes
  • Sleep problems
  • Nausea
  • Change in amount of toilet time
  • Panic attacks

Effects of Anxiety on the Mind

  • Tense, nervous, unable to relax
  • Sense of dread
  • Worrying about anxiety itself
  • Feeling like the world is speeding up or slowing down
  • Low mood and depression
  • Dissociating with your own mind and body
  • Dissociating from the world around you

Other effects of Anxiety

May have difficulties:

  • looking after yourself
  • forming or maintaining relationships
  • trying new things
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