Anxiety And Panic: We all feel a little anxious from time to time. It’s completely natural – especially when faced with something important to us or something outside our normal comfort zone. Things like a problem at work, the driving test, an important exam, that speech we have to make or the presentation or even before some sort of important decision.
But, all these things are just a temporary worry or concern. Anxiety disorders are more, much more, than this.
For those suffering with an anxiety disorder the fear is real and constant – it doesn’t go away. In fact, it get’s worse and worse as time goes on until eventually symptoms start to affect their relationships, normal daily activities and quality of life.
In this section we’re not looking at the vast aray of different specific fears (you can find this in our section on Specific Fears) but the generalised anxieties.
These we’ve split into a number of different types: Generalised Anxiety, Social Phobia, Agoraphobia, Child Anxiety, Panic And Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Clicking any of the links below will take you to a page specifically devoted to this topic. Here you’ll find plain and simple information about the subject, its symptoms, causes and cures. We’ll also link you through to self-help methods and programs know to work and organisations who can help.
Whilst not exactly a form of anxiety it’s closely related and so important in many cases.
Mental health is SO important and so if you’re suffering from any form of general anxiety or panic we suggest that you first consult a professional in the field. Getting expert help ensures that you will get the right treatment and support for your particular situation.