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Anxiety and Related Issues

Psychological symptoms

Anxiety can cause a change in your behaviour and the way you think and feel about things. Psychological symptoms of GAD include:
  • Restlessness
  • A sense of dread
  • Feeling constantly 'on edge'
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Impatience
  • Being easily distracted

 

Physical symptoms

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness and tiredness
  • Pins and needles
  • Irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Muscle aches and tension
  • Dry mouth
  • Excessive sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stomach ache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urinating
  • Painful or missed periods
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep (insomnia)

Source: NHS UK Website

Did you know ?

Your symptoms may cause you to withdraw from social contact (seeing your family and friends) to avoid feelings of worry and dread.
You may also find it difficult and stressful going to work and may take time off sick. These actions can make you worry even more about yourself and increase your lack of self-esteem.