Anxiety and worrisome thoughts often interfere with a person's ability to concentrate on one single task. It is also often hard for them to stop the worry when it starts.

A person often doesn't recognize or know the source of their anxiety, which can perpetuate the anxiety further, creating feelings of "going crazy," which, in turns, puts a troublesome cycle into motion.

Symptoms of anxiety include:

Panic Attacks

People who suffer from anxiety may also experience panic attacks, or sudden attacks of unexpected worry or fear. These can be fears that a catastrophe is imminent, such as death, insanity, and losing consciousness, and can often make a person feel trapped.

Physical symptoms of a panic attack include:

  • rapid heart beat
  • shortness of breath
  • shaking
  • sweating
  • dizziness

These attacks usually last between 10 to 20 minutes, but they can feel endless to the person suffering from them. Following the attack, a person can feel anxious, exhausted, and shaken.

People who often suffer from panic attacks may also have anxiety about these attacks. 

Learn more about the causes of panic attacks.