It's Not Just in Your Head — These Are the Physical Symptoms of Anxiety
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You're probably familiar with the symptoms of anxiety: feeling worried, racing thoughts, and being irritable. But while being anxious may seem like it's all in your head, it can manifest itself into physical symptoms that derail your everyday life.
Mental disorders can have a major impact on your physical health. Whether you suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, or some variation of anxiety not specified in the DSM-5, which is used by healthcare professionals to diagnose mental disorders, you may experience any one of these symptoms. We spoke to mental health professionals who outlined the biggest physical symptoms associated with anxiety.
If you think you may have anxiety, please visit a mental health professional, such as a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist who can diagnose you and help create an effective treatment plan.
For more resources on anxiety, please visit Beyond Blue.