Table 1

Behavioural correlates of anxiety symptoms in learning disability

Anxiety symptomBehavioural correlate
Dry mouthIncreased drinking
Sensations of shortness of breathHyperventilation
Sensations of anxietySigns of increased arousal (shortness of breath; increased pulse rate); irritability; anger; sweating; self-injurious behaviour; avoidance behaviour
PanicTremulousness with excessive motor activity, agitation and or aggression (Stavrakaki, 2002)