Main content

    Health Information

    Symptoms of Severe Anxiety and Panic

    Symptoms of Severe Anxiety and Panic

    Topic Overview

    Symptoms of severe anxiety and panic linked with social anxiety disorder include:

    • Fast heart rate and fast breathing.
    • Sweating.
    • Nausea.
    • Trembling and feeling weak in the knees.
    • Being unable to move or run away.

    Symptoms of panic include:

    • Feelings of terror or hopelessness.
    • Chest tightness or chest pain.
    • Severe trouble breathing with a fear of choking.
    • Hot flashes or chills.
    • A sense of unreality (like being in a dream).
    • Fear of losing control or going crazy.
    • Fear of dying.

    Credits

    By Healthwise Staff
    Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
    Last Revised June 13, 2013

    This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.

    © 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.