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Anxiety can cause dizziness

Anxiety can cause various symptoms, and dizziness or lightheadedness is one of them. It typically occurs in moments of intense fear or anxiety. Anxiety can cause you to feel like the room is swaying or spinning and your surroundings are distorted – as if reality has shifted. These feelings may also be accompanied by an increased heart rate, shortness of breath, palpitations, and/or sweating. It is essential to recognize when these feelings arise as a reaction to your anxious thoughts so that you can quickly calm yourself down with the help of special mental techniques to the point where the dizziness also disappears.

How long does dizziness from anxiety last?

Anxiety vertigo is an unpleasant but common sensation that, fortunately, usually subsides within a few minutes. In rare cases, however, dizziness can last much longer. This happens when sufferers get caught up in musings and worry incessantly about their health. Therefore, it is essential in such cases to master mental techniques to stop such a negative thought carousel fast. As soon as the head comes to rest, the psychosomatically caused dizziness also disappears.

In the past, sufferers were often advised to use specific breathing techniques, distract themselves, and practice progressive muscle relaxation. But thanks to the latest findings from brain research, there are now even more effective methods for calming down and eliminating dizziness within seconds. The Institute for Modern Psychotherapy in Berlin is considered a pioneer. It has even been offering an online course for a few years, with which those affected can learn to free themselves quickly from dizziness. In addition, anxiety patients learn which causes of anxiety disorders are often overlooked when visiting the doctor and how to completely overcome an anxiety disorder even without psychotherapy.

Can anxiety cause dizziness all day?

Anxiety can also trigger prolonged dizziness, mainly if sufferers get too carried away. Therefore, learning techniques to quickly calm down during an anxiety attack is essential. In addition, it’s important to ensure there aren’t physical causes that can also cause dizziness that lasts all day. Here are a few physical triggers that are more common:

  • Problems with the cervical spine
  • Too high or too low blood pressure
  • Problems with the eyes
  • The use of inappropriate glasses
  • Symptoms of poisoning
  • Dizziness as a result of malnutrition
  • Thyroid problems
  • Problems with the inner ear
  • Side effects of psychotropic drugs

Suppose your doctor does not find any physical causes for the dizziness. In that case, there is a high probability that it is really only psychosomatically caused dizziness. However, this should not worry you, but on the contrary, even reassure you. Because often behind it hides an unrecognized or wrongly treated anxiety disorder, which can be treated very well in the meantime. Suppose you would like to know which forms of treatment are available and which are most likely to be recommended in your particular case. In that case, we recommend our online course, THE ANXIETY CURE. Finding faster and more comprehensive information about anxiety disorders and the latest scientific findings is hard.

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Anxiety can cause blurred vision

When we feel tense or anxious, it can negatively affect our bodies in many unexpected ways. One symptom of anxiety is “blurred vision,” which can occur when a sudden release of adrenaline occurs. This is because when we are overwhelmed by fear or stress, our bodies go into “fight-or-flight” mode. This also tenses the muscles in the neck and shoulders. This can cause the blood flow to the eyes to be restricted, which also affects vision. However, this abrupt deterioration in vision lasts only a short time and should not be a cause for concern. As soon as fear and tension have subsided, the usual vision returns.


Anxiety can feel so overwhelming that it is sometimes hard to believe that even the accompanying physical symptoms are purely psychosomatic. After all, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath, to name just a few examples, are authentic sensations, regardless of whether they are physically or psychologically triggered. If the latter is the case, this should not worry them, but rather make them grateful. Because psychosomatic symptoms can usually be eliminated much faster than organically caused problems. Our online course, THE ANXIETY CURE, summarizes which methods sufferers can expect the fastest improvement of their situation and which therapies they should better stay away from.