What are the symptoms of Anxiety Disorder?
 Imran Waheed
Imran Waheed
Medico legal expert, Psychiatrist
Birmingham
The symptoms can be divided into psychological and physical symptoms.

The psychological symptoms include restlessness, a sense of dread, feeling on edge and irritability.

The physical symptoms include dizziness, tiredness, palpitations, dry mouth, sweating, shortness of breath, stomach ache, nausea, headache, pins and needles and insomnia.

Prof. Malcolm Weller
Prof. Malcolm Weller
General psychiatrist , Medico legal expert
London
It is appropriate for people to be anxious when they are experiencing a threat of some sort. When normal anxiety crosses the boundary to become a recognised clinical condition is now usually established by the diagnostic criteria in the International Classification of Diseases 10th edition – ICD 10.

An alternative diagnostic scheme is that provided by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. The fifth edition of this became operative in May 2013 (DSM-5). The earlier version DSM-IV TR is quite close to the present classification (TR standing for text revision). Both ICD-10 and DSM -IV are available on the Internet. DSM-5 is not currently available except by buying the (expensive) manual.

The conditions which you might like to consider are; Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and phobic disorders
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Prof Malcolm Weller

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