Anxiety is a natural response, useful in helping people to avoid dangerous situations and motivating us to solve everyday issues. Anxiety can vary in severity from mild uneasiness through to terrifying panic attacks. It can vary in how long it lasts, from a few moments to many years. Anxiety disorder may be caused by environmental factors, medical factors, genetics, brain chemistry, substance abuse or a combination of these.
Indicators of anxiety include :
Physical effects such as palpitations, chest pain, rapid heart beat and flushing
Unrealistic and/or excessive fear and worry about past or future events
Mind racing or going blank
Difficulty making decisions
Avoidance of situations
Distress in social situations
Urges to escape situations that cause discomfort
An organisation that helps all those suffering with anxiety disorders.
A registered charity that helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, OCD and other anxiety related disorders.
Information and support for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCDs) and related disorders.
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