Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that we all experience from time to time. It is a normal response to threatening situations, that helps us to avoid danger, makes us alert and motivates us to deal with problems.
However, Anxiety can become a long-term condition producing unpleasant side-effects of tension, panic and avoidant behaviour.
If left untreated, Anxiety can cause wider difficulties in relationships, at work and in general mood levels. Anxiety is the main symptom of several conditions, including:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Psychological Support and Counselling can help by exploring the root causes of anxiety and the factors that maintain anxiety problems.