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Anxiety

Common symptoms associated with anxiety

  • Feeling fearful
  • Inability to stop worrying
  • Feeling tense, irritable
  • Racing heart rate, fast breathing
  • Diminished ability to concentrate
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Nausea
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depersonalisation (a feeling of watching oneself)
  • Derealisation (the alteration in one’s perception or experience of the external world)
  • Avoiding situations that cause anxiety, and/or stop you from doing normal activities

Types of anxiety

  • Panic Disorder (extreme fear and/or discomfort that occurs within a 10 minute period, often reoccurring)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (fear associated with being embarrassed or humiliated in a public environment)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (persistent and ongoing worry relating to multiple areas of ones life; worry is difficult to control; lasts for over 6 months or more)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (experiencing or witnessing of a severe traumatic event that threatens one's or another’s physical integrity)

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MORE LINKS

If you are interested in other gastrointestinal-focused information and intervention websites developed and hosted at
Swinburne University of Technology,
please go to:

IBDclinic.org.au for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gastroparesisclinic.org for individuals with Gastroparesis

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