Signs and symptoms depend on the specific type of anxiety disorder. In general, primary symptoms of anxiety disorder are fear and worry.
Signs and symptoms of anxiety disorder can also be based on emotional and physical behavior.
Emotional symptoms include:
In severe conditions, a person may experience ‘anxiety attacks’. Anxiety attacks, also called as panic attacks are unexpected episodes of extreme fear and terror.
The affected person experiences a feeling, as if the attack would kill him. It affects the person without prior warning.1 Panic attacks may run in families. Such attacks are related to dysfunction in the respiratory system. They have irregularities in breathing, and are hypersensitive to carbondioxide.2
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Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: September 20, 2012
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