Some degree of anxiety and fear are a normal part of human
response to a challenging situation. However, heightened
levels of anxiety and fear can lead to physical as well
as emotional problems. This commonly takes place in situations
where the individual feels powerless or has impossible deadlines
or schedules they feel they have to meet.
Some of the
symptoms associated with anxiety include backache, chest
and neck pains, and tension headaches.
stresses in the body are so intense that they become a panic
attack. This is a brief period of acute anxiety, characterized
by light headedness, palpitations, profuse sweating, tightness
in the chest and a sinking feeling in the stomach.
Eventually, the disorder
can have other effects, such as generalized aches and pains, chronic
fatigue, muscular twitching and stiffness, depression, insomnia, nightmares,
abnormal feelings of tension accompanied by the inability to relax,
and in women, changes in the menstrual cycle and increased premenstrual