Anxiety

We all feel worried, tense or fearful sometimes. These are normal responses to certain situations. But if you have an anxiety disorder these feelings of fear and danger can be ongoing and impact the ability to live your life as fully as you want to.

Overview of anxiety

This section provides information about anxiety disorders. How they are diagnosed, possible causes and where to get further information and support.

  • Anxiety can make you feel worried, nervous or scared.
  • It can also cause physical symptoms such as a racing heartbeat.
  • It is normal to feel anxious at times, but you may have an anxiety disorder if you feel anxious all or most of the time.
  • Many people recover from anxiety with support and treatment.
  • Doctors can offer treatment and support. Method of treatment will depend on how severe the symptoms are.

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