Life Free of Anxiety

Trembling, Sweating, Heart Racing? Yep, It's Just Anxiety!

October 09, 2023 CHAANGE, Inc, with Erica & Dr. Charles Barr Season 1 Episode 7
Life Free of Anxiety
Trembling, Sweating, Heart Racing? Yep, It's Just Anxiety!
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Show Notes: The Life Free of Anxiety Podcast

Hosted by Dr. Charles Barr and Erica of CHAANGE

Episode: Trembling, Sweating, Heart Racing? Yep, It's Just Anxiety!

In this episode, Dr. Charles Barr and Erica discuss the various symptoms of anxiety disorders. They cover physical symptoms like heart palpitations, sweating, trembling, feeling faint or dizzy, shortness of breath, nausea, and fatigue. They also discuss mental symptoms like racing thoughts, inability to concentrate, derealization (feeling detached from reality), fears of losing control or going crazy, and avoidance behaviors.

Dr. Barr explains how the body's fight-or-flight response causes many of these symptoms, as the brain prepares the body to respond to perceived threats. Even though the threats are not real in the case of anxiety, the body reacts as if they are. He emphasizes that while the symptoms feel dangerous, they cannot actually hurt you. He also notes how our brains try to find reasons for the symptoms, often falsely attributing them to health conditions like heart attacks. Overall, the episode provides a thorough overview of anxiety disorder symptoms to help sufferers better understand what is happening in their bodies and minds.

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