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    Symptoms of Severe Anxiety and Panic

    Symptoms of Severe Anxiety and Panic

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    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.

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health

    Current as ofJuly 26, 2016

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