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What are the symptoms of pure anxiety?

Common symptoms of pure anxiety include: 
  • Frequent feelings of nervousness or anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Avoidance of people or places due to a fear of having panic or anxiety attacks
  • Symptoms of heightened muscle tension (headaches, sore muscles, hand tremor)
  • Periods of heart pounding, nausea or dizziness
  • Tendency to predict the worst
  • Multiple persistent fears or phobias (such as dying or doing something crazy)
  • Conflict avoidance
  • Excessive fear of being judged or scrutinized by others
  • Being easily startled, or a tendency to freeze in anxiety-provoking or intense situations
  • Shyness, timidity and getting easily embarrassed
  • Biting fingernails or picking skin

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