How Is Somatic Anxiety Different from Cognitive Anxiety?

Q:
How is somatic anxiety different from cognitive anxiety?

A:
People who have somatic anxiety mainly suffer physical symptoms. Those who live with cognitive anxiety mainly have mental symptoms.

Major symptoms of somatic anxiety include headache, stomachache, muscle aches, increased heart rate, sweating and hyperventilation. Some unusual signs are difficulty swallowing, unusual pain, and nerve symptoms. Primary symptoms of cognitive anxiety include unease, fear, confusion, poor concentration and negative thinking.
But you should know that people with cognitive anxiety can have symptoms of somatic anxiety. The key is which group of symptoms predominate.

 

Keyword: somatic anxiety

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