The symptoms of anxiety are sometimes not all that obvious as they often develop gradually and, given we all experience some anxiety at some points in time, it can be hard to know how much is too much.
Some common symptoms include:
- hot and cold flushes
- racing heart
- tightening of the chest
- snowballing worries
- obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviour.
These are just some of a number of symptoms that you might experience. If you're familiar with any of these, check the more extensive list of symptoms common to the different types of anxiety disorders below. They're not designed to provide a diagnosis – for that you'll need to see a doctor – but they can be used as a guide.