Anxiety symptoms

How are anxiety symptoms related to PTSD?

Many people with PTSD experience symptoms of anxiety, such as worrying, fear, and sleep problems. This topic concentrates on the occurrence of anxiety symptoms rather than anxiety disorders in people with PTSD (also see the anxiety disorders topic under co-occurring conditions).

What is the evidence for anxiety in people with PTSD?

Moderate to high quality finds a medium-sized correlation between increased PTSD symptoms and increased levels of anxiety. There is also a medium-sized correlation between increased PTSD symptoms and increased anxiety sensitivity (fear of sensations related to anxiety).

August 2021

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Last updated at: 1:39 am, 29th August 2021
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