Types of Anxiety
There are distinct types of anxiety disorders. You may feel generally anxious, experience panic attacks, or feel particularly anxious in social situations. Or maybe you’re living with post traumatic stress following a harrowing life experience or perhaps you’re showing obsessive-compulsive tendencies or developing a specific phobia.
Acute episodes of anxiety may manifest in your body as a panic attack. Panic attacks are typically defined as discrete periods of intense fear. Symptoms may include palpitations, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, choking, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, hot flushes, feeling of losing control, going crazy or dying.
Panic attacks often strike those who do not realize they have been under such acute stress for a prolonged period of time. A panic attack is a physical sign your nervous system is over stimulated and requires support; if left unchecked panic attacks may become more frequent.