While no two people experience stress and anxiety exactly the same way, some of the most common symptoms of anxiety include:
Feeling of nervousness
Increased heart rate
Sense of impending danger
Panic (Find out the symptoms of a panic attack.)
While similar to stress, there are some key differences between anxiety and stress.
Anxiety is a normal human reaction, but it can sometimes develop into an anxiety disorder.
If you have an anxiety disorder, you might experience more intense symptoms for no rational reason.
The symptoms of an anxiety disorder include:
Intense worry or fear
Repeat episodes of intense anxious feelings
If you notice you have these symptoms, it's important to speak with your primary care doctor or mental health professional.
To help determine if you have symptoms of an anxiety disorder, take our 2-Minute Online Anxiety Assessment.
If you suspect you might be living with an anxiety disorder, be sure to talk with your primary care physician and/or a licensed mental health counselor about your concerns.
The Monarch Directory by SimplePractice can help you find a mental health professional near you who specializes in anxiety.
Talk therapy or psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),can help us manage our anxiety by learning coping strategies and diving into what needs to change in the present to help us cope better.
CBT helps us focus on our thought processes and behaviors.
When we understand what is driving our anxiety, we're in a better place to cope with anxiety in a healthy way.
While it may be possible for our anxiety to be successfully treated with only medication or only therapy, in most cases, a combination of both treatments is recommended.