Anxiety symptoms are actually symptoms of stress. Many refer
to these symptoms as anxiety symptoms because anxiety stresses
the body, and once the body is stressed it produces symptoms
of being stressed.
For the sake of clarity, we’ll also
refer to them as anxiety symptoms, for now.
Anxiety symptom: a physical,
psychological, emotional, or spiritual anomaly. Anxiety
can cause physical, psychological, emotional, or spiritual
The body produces anxiety symptoms to let us
know that something is not functioning normally. The body uses
symptoms to communicate that we are, or something is, doing
harm to the body. It is trying to get our attention so that
we’ll take action
to stop the harm.
symptoms aren’t sensations we need
to be afraid of. But they are warning signs that we need
to take corrective action to prevent further harm. Anxiety
symptoms are messages designed to protect us, and not to
There is a long list of anxiety symptoms.
But because each body is somewhat chemically unique, anxiety
affects each person differently. Anxiety symptoms
will vary from person to person in type or kind, number, intensity,
For example, one person may experience only a
few minor anxiety symptoms, while another person may experience
the majority of anxiety symptoms to great intensities. All
combinations are possible and common.
Anxiety symptoms can range from mild to severe, from only
one symptom to all of them, and can be sporadic, frequent,
or persistent. Again, all combinations are possible and common.
NOTE: The Symptoms Listing section in the
members area of our website contains detailed information
about most of the symptoms commonly associated with anxiety.
This information includes the sensations commonly experienced,
whether it is an anxiety symptom or not, what causes them
to occur, and what you can do to reduce and eventually eliminate
them. This information generally isn’t found elsewhere.