What should I know about anxiety (feeling nervous or worried)?
Other common names for anxiety are ‘nerves’, ‘nervous attacks’, and ‘heart distress’.
Everyone feels nervous or worried from time to time. When these feelings are caused by a specific situation, they usually go away soon afterwards. But if the anxiety continues or becomes more severe, or if it comes without any reason, then it may be a mental health problem.
- feeling tense and nervous without reason
- shaking hands
- feeling the heart pound (when there is no heart disease)
- difficulty thinking clearly
- frequent physical complaints that are not caused by physical illness and that increase when a woman is upset