Anxiety is the most common psychiatric disorder. There are several different types of anxiety disorder, which are all characterised by worry (about a specific issue, or a range of problems), nervousness, or apprehension about real or imagined events. People can feel overwhelmed by anxiety or panic, restless or tense, and have physical symptoms- such as muscle tension, headaches, racing heart, difficulty breathing (and more). People often avoid things that make them anxious, which can actually make their anxiety worse in the longer term.
It’s good to know that anxiety can get better with treatment, and there are several psychological therapies with demonstrated benefit in treating anxiety. If you would like to discuss your options, contact us for an appointment today.