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 Common symptoms associated with anxiety:

  • Feeling fearful
  • Inability to stop worrying
  • Feeling tense, irritable
  • Racing heart, fast breathing
  • Diminished ability to concentrate
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Nausea
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depersonalization (a feeling of watching oneself)
  • Derealization (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 reccurring)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (e.g., fear associated with being embarrassed or humiliated in a public environment)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (persistent and ongoing worry relating to multiple areas of one’s life; worry is difficult to control; lasts for over 6 months or more)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (experiencing or witnessing a severe traumatic event that threatens one’s or another’s physical integrity)


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

IBSclinic.mindovergut.com for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBDclinic.mindovergut.com for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease


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