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Symptoms of Stress or Anxiety

Symptoms of Stress or Anxiety

Physical

  • heart pounding
  • headaches
  • sweaty palms
  • indigestion
  • skin breaks out
  • shortness of breath
  • holding breath
  • cold hands
  • sleeplessness
  • sleep too much
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • tight stomach
  • tight muscles
  • pain

Emotional

  • moody
  • irritability
  • depressed anxious
  • lack of sense of humor
  • abrasive
  • hostile
  • nervous
  • emotional

Mental

  • forgetfulness
  • loss of concentration
  • poor judgment
  • disorganized
  • fuzzy perception
  • confused
  • lack of interest
  • math errors
  • stop thinking
  • diminished fantasy life
  • negative self-talk

This symptom list is based on a compilation of information relating to stress and anxiety found in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), copyright 1994, American Psychiatric Association.

Feeling stressed and want to talk to someone? If you are a UMD student please call Health Services to make an appointment with a counselor, 218-726-7913. If you are not a student please check your local listings for a counselor in your area.

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