6 Signs of Anxiety That Often Go Unnoticed

Are you suffering from anxiety? Feeling anxiety is completely normal in isolated circumstances, but becomes a problem when these feelings grow more frequent and overpowering. While we generally can recognize the more telltale signs, there are many others that often go unnoticed.

Disclaimer: This is a disclaimer that this video is for informative purposes only. It is not intended to serve as mental health advice or to diagnose any condition. Please reach out to a qualified mental health practitioner or doctor if you are struggling.

We also made another video on the signs of hidden anxiety:

Writer: Sara Del Villar
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  1. I could easily get a lecture on somthing simple and I would burst into tears and they would say “what a crybaby”

  2. Hey. What about suddenly shivering when you think of something frustrating or stressful? Also, what about unconsciously clinging onto things with your nails, like for example digging your nails into your skin

  3. I’m experience 1-5 but almost never cry which I feel like is a problem in itself. A fear of vulnerability even if I’m alone. It’s hard to explain but it’s like I can’t even be vulnerable with myself

  4. Thank you Phych2Go, for helping me recognize things about myself that I didn’t even know, and for making me feel loved. Watching your videos makes me relaxed and accepted. Thank you.

  5. IVE BEEN HAVING JAW PAIN FOR MONTHS- I thought I was having lock jaw!
    Last week the doctor said I had super severe anxiety, and now I need to take antidepressants, Im kinda glad that these symptoms weren't anything worse.

  6. My mom and dad actually does think I suffer from anxiety since anytime I have to talk to someone in person or if the teacher calls on me, my heart will start to race and sometimes I even sweat. I also do not ask questions in my class because for some reason I am so scared to. But this video helps because as I never talked to a doctor about it. So I may suffer from anxiety since I do get jaw pain *not much though*, scattered thinking (I'm that type of person that will just walk up and down in my house thinking), cold feet (I never really feel my feet cold but anytime I touch it is freezing), irritability (I'm not joking- I get irritated REALLY easily), and I cry VERY easily. But yet again, me and my parents just THINK that. As it has not got confirmed yet. But we really think I do. Also I'm not joking- we think my dog has anxiety to, well I have 2 dogs, but this one is one I get along with really well actually and he seems to have anxiety too.

  7. Wait a minute when talking about the teeth grinding did I see Italy from Hetalia and Garry from Ib?? Ironic because they’re from my favorite shows and games when I was probably in the deepest of my anxiety xD

  8. I have anxiety and I relate to the last one a lot I feel like I’m going to cry over little things and my anxiety has gotten so bad that even my therapist doesn’t know what to do since I can’t go on meds because I’m too young but my anxiety is so bad that I need them. For me personally I get mad at everyone too I feel rlly overwhelmed and get mad and start to cry.

  9. "When was the last time you cried?"
    Daily since 4 days ago 👁👄👁 And I don't think it will get any better soon because of exams, I usually don't cry easily but college is taking the rest of my sanity

  10. Me for all of them ya just a bit then crying a lot ummmmmm last i cried was at school when ever i get yelled at picked on someone says something that just a bit rude i start crying then I can’t control my breathing and for me idk what it is but the wait 4 seconds I can’t do

  11. I had to get a guard for my teeth I was grinding so much, I didn’t even know I did that till I graduated animation school. After all my classes were done, the next day I was in tremendous pain. Apparently I had been grinding my teeth for years and never knew! And most of these symptoms do match up with my anxiety so yep psych2go you guys denfinetly do a good job

  12. I saw an IB reference! That doll room was terrifying. Excellent video as always, this is very informative.

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