Anxiety

The Symptoms of Anxiety Aren’t “All in Your Head”

Man standing in front of city skylinePeople tend to think of anxiety as purely a “mental” or “emotional” problem. But anxiety can affect both the body and mind. Therefore, persistent anxiety can produce a variety of emotional and physical symptoms.

When to Seek Professional Help
A few of these symptoms now and then are normal, but the greater the number and frequency of symptoms, the more likely you are suffering from debilitating anxiety.

Common physical symptoms of persistent anxiety include:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Headaches
  • Shakiness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Stomach upset or pain

Common emotional symptoms of persistent anxiety include:

  • Irritability
  • Depressive symptoms like feeling sad or “down”
  • Tension
  • Excessive worrying
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating

If SOLUTIONS is your EAP and you or someone you love is suffering from symptoms of anxiety, please call us at 1-800-766-0068 for a free, confidential evaluation.