What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a feeling of fear or panic. Feeling generally anxious sometimes is normal. Most people worry about something – money or jobs – but once the difficult situation is over, you feel better and calm down. If the problem has gone but the feeling of fear or panic stays or even gets stronger, that’s when anxiety becomes a problem.
Signs and symptoms of anxiety
Up to one in four Australians suffer from an anxiety disorder or panic attacks at some stage in their life.
Symptoms of anxiety can vary between individuals and may include:
- prolonged and severe feelings of fear or feeling worried all the time
- avoiding situations that make you anxious and social withdrawal
- persistent specific phobias
- heart palpitations, chest pain, trembling, nausea, and panic attacks
- changes in appetite, activity levels and sleep.
Do I have anxiety?
The K10 checklist will help measure whether you may have been affected by anxiety and/or depression during the past four weeks. The higher your score, the more likely you are to be experiencing anxiety and/or depression.
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Treatment programs for anxiety
At Wesley Hospital we offer proven and effective treatment for anxiety disorder and we aim to help you return to a fulfilled and connected life with your family and friends.
At Wesley Hospital we offer proven and effective treatments to help manage anxiety disorder, so you can return to a fulfilled and connected life with your family and friends. Click the link to find out more now.