What are signs of bad nerves and anxiety?

Not Medical Advice: Not Medical Advice: The term “Bad Nerves” doesn’t suggest that the physical nerves, neurons, or nervous-system structure of the body is impaired. Shaking and tremors in the hands may be the most visual and observable symptom of “Bad Nerves” but the self-diagnosis suggests more than anxiety or tremors.

All anxiety disorders share one major symptom, which is persistent or severe fear or worry in situations where most people wouldn’t feel threatened. In addition to this primary symptom, common emotional symptoms of anxiety may include:

  • Feelings of apprehension or dread
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Feeling tense and jumpy
  • Anticipating the worst
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Watching for signs of danger
  • Feeling like your mind’s gone blank

Anxiety is also more than just a feeling. And as a product of the body’s fight-or-flight response, anxiety involves a wide range of physical symptoms, which may include:

  • Pounding heart
  • Sweating
  • Stomach upset or dizziness
  • Frequent urination or diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tremors and twitches
  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia

Anxiety is a condition that can be difficult to manage, and many people find that they make mistakes that fuel their anxiety further. Check out some tips for those suffering from anxiety to help reduce the frequency and severity of their anxiety at Calmclinic.com.

Updated on Thursday, December 11 2014 at 10:42AM EST