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Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

It's Not Just in Your Head — These Are the Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

You're probably familiar with the symptoms of anxiety: feeling worried, racing thoughts, and being irritable. But while being anxious may seem like it's all in your head, it can manifest itself into physical symptoms that derail your everyday life.

Mental disorders can have a major impact on your physical health. Whether you suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, or some variation of anxiety not specified in the DSM-5, which is used by healthcare professionals to diagnose mental disorders, you may experience any one of these symptoms. We spoke to mental health professionals who outlined the biggest physical symptoms associated with anxiety.

If you think you may have anxiety, please visit a mental health professional, such as a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist who can diagnose you and help create an effective treatment plan.

If you are feeling anxious or depressed and need help finding help or resources, call the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (1-240-485-1001) or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (1-800-950-6264)

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