Stress and anxiety symptoms.

What are most common stress and anxiety symptoms? Stress is characterized by excessive nervousness, affectability, irritability and anxiety, which often are accompanied by chronic fatigue and difficulty in concentrating. The long-term anxiety disorder leads to the development of depression, which, in turn, increases the symptoms of anxiety. That is how the vicious circle appears.

Anxiety disorder is one of the most common conditions. During the lifetime, about 50% of the population may have some symptoms of anxiety or anxiety disorders. The anxiety disorder can be defined as the emotional experience, characterized by the feeling of discomfort for the uncertainty of prospects. The anxiety should not be confused with a fear. The anxiety condition usually is pointless, whereas the fear implies the object of emotional experience – a person, event or situation.

As well as stress, the anxiety has not uniquely bad or good effect. In some cases, being under stress allows the mobilization of all the human body defenses, providing the adaptive behavior in extreme situations, such as excitement on the eve of the public speaking, which helps a person to find the strength for better preparation. But when the anxiety becomes so severe that it begins to hamper a normal life, the person is diagnosed with the “anxiety disorder.”

Clinical stress and anxiety symptoms are divided into general and specific psychological manifestations. Common symptoms include mental and autonomic manifestations with polysystemic somatic disorders. Specific symptoms, related to the type of developing and course of the disease, determine the special type of condition with its complex psychopathological structure, including both paroxysmal and permanent manifestations.

Common stress and anxiety symptoms are:

  • anxiety, nervousness;
  • irritability;
  • excessive nervous tension;
  • excitation (biting lips, restlessness, involuntary movements of hands);
  • impatience;
  • disturbing thoughts, impaired concentration;
  • fatigue;
  • sleep disorders.

The above stress and anxiety symptoms may be combined with the common vegetative manifestations:

  • tachycardia;
  • fever/chills;
  • sweating, cold and sticky hands;
  • dry mouth;
  • feeling of lump in a throat, shortness of breath;
  • abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting;
  • frequent urination;
  • dizziness, feeling of uncertainty, numbness or tingling in limbs;
  • tremor, muscular twitching;
  • increased muscle tone, myalgia.

Unfortunately, no one is immune to stress and anxiety. Situations that cause unpleasant feelings arise every day: at work, in public transport, during the study. Some people can easily cope with these situations, but in most cases the stress or anxiety protracts and require treatment.

It is better to use natural remedies for treatment of stress and anxiety disorders. They have a status of the OTC drugs and effectively help to cope with the stress and anxiety symptoms, do not have dangerous side effects, possess the high margin of safety and are suitable for the long-term treatment.