About 40 million adults suffer from anxiety disorders, which causes their whole lives to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainty. Stress can often intensify the feelings associated with anxiety. If you feel nervous in many situations and worry excessively, you could be suffering from anxiety. Symptoms of anxiety may include:

  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension, muscle aches and soreness
  • Difficulty waking up or sleeping
  • Trembling, twitching or shakiness
  • Cold and clammy hands
  • Dry mouth
  • Heavy perspiration
  • Nausea and diarrhea
  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Easily startled

Northwestern Medicine offers treatment for various types of anxiety, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Phobia
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