Every teenager feels fearful and anxious from time to time. Teens can feel anxious about a wide range of situations or events such as an upcoming exam, a date, a social event, or some other situation that they have to go through. However, when anxiety escalates and starts to interfere with a teenager’s academic performance, relationships, and daily life, it may already be an anxiety disorder.
There are different types of anxiety disorders, namely: General Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias. All of these have their own distinct symptoms. However, they all have one characteristic in common: a persistent and excessive worry about an event or situation that is not threatening.
At Teen Anxiety, we have listed some specific symptoms of Teen Anxiety that you should keep in mind:
- General Anxiety Disorder
- Feeling on edge
- Muscle tension
- Concentration problems
- Panic Disorder
- Breathing difficulties
- Chest pain
- Changes in body temperature which leads to trembling and sweating
- Tingling or numbness in arms and legs
- Feelings of choking
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Fear of situations wherein you might be judged
- Fear of humiliating or embarrassing yourself
- Enduring a social event/situation with intense fear
- Avoiding conversation and going things due to fear of embarrassment
- Specific Phobias
- Avoidance of objects, situations, or events that causes one’s intense anxiety
- Sweaty palms
- Shortness of breath
Learning more about Teen Anxiety allows you to better help others, and it can help you better manage your own anxious feelings. If you have any other questions for us, give us a call at 888-248-1278 or Set An Appointment now.