Anxiety is when you feel uneasy, worried or are fearful. We all feel anxious at some point in our lives. Anxiety can sometimes become a problem when it is ongoing. Anxiety can manifest us psychologically and physically.
Psychological symptoms can be:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating
- Worried and uneasy a lot of the time
- On edge frequently
Physical Symptoms can be:
- Pounding heartbeat
- Breathing fast
- Loss of appetite
When there is sudden and intense anxiety, this can bring on a panic attack. Panic attacks can include physical symptoms such as nausea, dry mouth, shaking, sweating, dizziness, breathlessness or feeling disorientated.
Panic attacks can be frightening because they may sometimes make you feel as though you are having a heart attack or that you are going to collapse and pass out. Many panic attacks last between five minutes to half an hour.