Anxiety and Nervousness

There are common symptoms of anxiety that people experience related to feelings, behaviors, thoughts, and physical sensations.  Not everyone will experience the same symptoms or the same intensity of a symptom.  Some examples of the common physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms of anxiety include:

  • A feeling of restlessness
  • Shortness of breath, or a feeling of choking
  • Sweaty palms
  • A racing heart
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Muscle tension, trembling, feeling shaky
  • Nausea and/or diarrhea
  • "Butterflies" in the stomach
  • Dizziness, or feeling faint
  • Sleep disturbance and fatigue.