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Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

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Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

All who struggle with panic symptoms or other types of severe anxiety have individualized patterns in which these issues are expressed; however, an especially common anxiety symptom of all is extreme fear or dread.

Examples of excessive tension and irrational fear include:

1) Overpowering feelings of stress and anxiety under conditions that do not seem to others to warrant that degree of concern.
2) Bad dreams, problems sleeping, nightmares, and night terrors.
3) Unmanageable, obsessive ideation and cognitive “wheel spinning.”
4) Compulsive rituals or behavior superstitiously designed to ward off catastrophe.
5) Involuntary flashbacks to traumatic situations or other painful events or memories.
6) Sweating, numbness, tingling, dissociation.
7) Difficulty breathing, breathlessness, or rapid breathing.
8) Chest discomfort or pain.
9) Rapid heart beat.
10) Nausea, lightheadedness, or inability to concentrate.

There are a number of highly skilled, compassionate, and licensed therapists in Denver and nearby areas who specialize in the counseling and therapy of anxiety issues and conditions.