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					Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety is a state of apprehension, tension, and uneasiness in response to a perceived
threat. It is a normal response to temporary periods of stress or uncertain situations.
Periods of prolonged, intense, or inappropriate anxiety may indicate an anxiety disorder,
especially when the intensity and pervasiveness of their worry interferes with normal
functioning at school, work, and in relationships. For those with anxiety problems, the
worrying is often not related to anything in particular. Instead each day provokes tension
and anxiety with such symptoms as:
Worry or dread
Obsessive or intrusive thoughts
Sense of imminent danger or catastrophe
Fear or panic
Restlessness
Irritability
Impatience
Ambivalence
Trouble concentrating
Rapid or irregular heartbeat
Sweating, especially the palms
Dry mouth
Flushing or blushing
Muscle tension
Shortness of breath
Lightheadedness or faintness
Difficulty sleeping
Shaking
Choking sensation
Frequent urination
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea
Constipation
Feeling of "butterflies" in the stomach
Tingling sensations
Nail biting or other habitual behavior




                                 Gil Garcia, MSW, Therapist
                                       (866) 903-6000
                                 www.gilgarciatherapist.com

				
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