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ANXIETY DISORDER

​Anxiety is a normal emotion, and everyone can experience anxiety.  Anxiety can help to motivate one to find solutions to problems

and avoid dangerous situations. However, high levels of anxiety can be very distressing and can interfere with your day to day functioning and activities.

If anxiety persists for a longer period it can also lead to other mental health issues.

TYPES OF ANXIETY DISORDER

There are different types of anxiety disorders and they can include

  • persistent, excessive or unrealistic worries (generalised anxiety disorder)

  • compulsions and obsessions which they can't control (obsessive-compulsive disorder)

  • intense excessive worry about social situations (social anxiety disorder)

  • panic attacks (panic disorder)

  • an intense, irrational fear of everyday objects and situations (phobia)

 

Individuals with anxiety can also experience pounding heart, difficulty breathing,

upset stomach, muscle tension, headache, sweating or choking, feeling faint or shaky.

Often anxiety disorders are left untreated and often develop in childhood,

adolescence or early adulthood.

Not everyone experiences anxiety the same way and if you have any concerns please consult a health professional.

Your GP can be a good starting point to facilitate your journey to recovery.

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