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Signs of An Anxiety Attack
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States affecting over 40 million adults.1
So if you suffer from anxiety, you are certainly not alone. We all experience feelings of anxiety from time to time. Just think about the last time you had a job interview, or you had to give a big presentation. But when that anxiety crosses the line from an occasional annoyance to a debilitating and overwhelming feeling, there is a problem.
Anxiety can come in many different forms, and the symptoms can vary as well. Some are more obvious while other hidden symptoms of anxiety are less well known. Although one of the most obvious symptoms of anxiety is an anxiety attack, it may be difficult to determine if an anxiety attack is happening to you if you do not know what to look for. At Banyan Mental Health, we provide anxiety disorder treatment in South Florida, so we know what patients are experiencing when they have an anxiety attack.
What Are the Signs of An Anxiety Attack?
While everyone is different, and anxiety can present itself in many ways, there are typically some common signs and symptoms of an anxiety attack to watch out for. If you suspect that you may have experienced an anxiety attack before but are still unsure, we want to help.
The most common signs of an anxiety attack include:
- Sudden overwhelming feelings of fear and doom
- Hot flashes
- Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
- Irrational or racing thoughts
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- Trembling or fidgeting
- Possible feeling of having an out-of-body experience
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
What many people may not realize is that anxiety attacks and panic attacks are not the same thing. The signs of anxiety attacks differ from panic attacks. Anxiety attacks are actually less severe than panic attacks as they lack the harmful physical side effects that can also lead to negative long-term effects. Anxiety attacks also tend to be more common.
If you experience frequent anxiety or panic attacks and find that your anxiety is interfering with your ability to go about your normal life, then you should get professional help. Our mental health PHP in Pompano works with patients just like you.
Anxiety is just one example of a mental health disorder that can interfere or disrupt your life. If you are looking to regain control of your life, our mental health treatment in South Florida may be able to help.
To learn more about treatment options and to get started, call us today at 888-280-4763.
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America - Facts and Statistics