When you have a problem with anxiety or when you have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, you don’t always just experience the problem in emotional or psychological ways. With anxiety, physical symptoms are often part of the mix, too. Some of these, like tensed muscles, are so human, everyone has them. Other kinds of physical symptoms can be rare – like a person who has her hands and feet go numb when a wave of anxiety hits her.
Let’s look a little bit more closely at the kinds of physical symptoms that most often come into play in problems related to anxiety disorders.
When it comes anxiety, physical symptoms appear in the most out-of-control way when the anxiety reaches fever pitch – in the form of a full-blown panic attack. Now you need to be able to tell the difference between a Generalized Anxiety Disorder and something like a panic disorder that since the person into uncontrollable heart-stopping panic attacks.