Anxiety is extreme worry that interferes with our daily lives. Symptoms include panic attacks, physical fear reactions and attempts to avoid the situation. Anxiety disorders can lead to social isolation and depression but help is available.
Topic: Anxiety problems
A person with agoraphobia is afraid to leave familiar environments because they are afraid of having a panic attack.
With appropriate treatment, it is possible to overcome claustrophobia or any other phobia.
You can help your child overcome anxiety by taking their fears seriously and encouraging them to talk about their feelings.
About one in six people have a significant fear that prevents them from flying, so fear of flying is common.
Obsessive compulsive disorder can have a profound effect on a person's life.
Without treatment, frequent and prolonged panic attacks can be severely disabling.
A person who is suicidal is desperate to never feel anything again, but the person who self-harms is trying to make themselves feel better.
A person with social phobia experiences anxiety in situations where they are likely to be scrutinised and observed by others.