Generalized Anxiety

  • Extreme fear or worry about the past, present or future

  • Restlessness/feeling wound-up

  • Irritability/feeling on edge

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Easily fatigued

  • Inability to control/contain the worry or feel relaxed

  • Anticipating the worst and experiencing feelings of dread or doom

  • Sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep, or restless, unsatisfying sleep)

  • Uncomfortable physical sensations (can include muscle tension, racing heartbeat, nausea, difficulty breathing, headaches, and lightheadedness)

  • Compulsive behaviors

Social Anxiety

  • Extreme anxiety anticipating a social or performance situation

  • High discomfort and self-consciousness when with other people and difficulty talking to them

  • Overwhelming fear of embarrassment or humiliation in front of others

  • Intense worry/avoidance of scrutiny or judgment by others

  • Nausea, sweating, dizziness, or trembling in social contexts

  • Can be context-specific or occur in various social situations (work/school related activities, social events, public speaking, asking questions, being the center of attention, dating, meeting new people)

Panic Attacks

  • Sudden period of abrupt, unexpected and intense fear that includes racing thoughts and uncomfortable physical sensations

  • Feelings of being out of control during panic attack

  • May include pounding heart, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath

  • Intense anticipatory anxiety about when next panic attack may happen

  • Fear or avoidance of places/situations where panic attacks have occurred, might occur, or would be difficult to escape if one does occur