Symptoms of Chronic Anxiety: Panic Disorder

Symptoms of chronic anxiety are lasting, causing significant distress and interfering with life and happiness. Chronic anxiety is divided into generalized anxiety, social anxiety and panic disorder, because they all have their own symptoms.

Symptoms of panic disorder include:

  • Feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning (often accompanied by physical symptoms, eg, racing heart sweating and nausea.)
  • Feeling like you’re “losing control” or even dying
  • This is the anxiety of being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult, or in which help may not be available in the event of having a panic attack.

What makes these symptoms different from ordinary experiences?

  • They’re lasting
  • They cause you significant distress
  • They’re interfering with your life and happiness

If you think you may have chronic anxiety, it’s important to remember that the earlier you share your feelings with your doctor, the closer you get to peace of mind.