What happens when you have an anxiety attack?
Not medical advice: Anxiety attack symptoms are highly individualized, but may include the following: increased heart rate, muscle tension, fatigue, irritability, dizziness, restlessness, sweating, trembling, disturbed sleep, shortness of breath and difficulty concentrating. Symptoms are generally brought on by excessive worry.
Although anxiety attacks are similar to panic attacks, anxiety attacks are usually less intense, but can persist over a longer period. The two main treatments for an anxiety disorder are medication and behavior therapy.
A new report suggests the number of Americans suffering from anxiety has jumped 1200-percent in the last three decades. Many medical professionals say the increase in anxiety is due to our fast paced lifestyles that pressures people to be successful in an increasingly competitive world.