Anxiety

Anxiety is a term used to consist of a broad range of problems that includes the brief effects of stress to full-scale panic attacks, phobias, compulsions and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For many people anxiety is a temporary reaction to events such as job interviews or getting married whereas for others it develops into a long-term condition that affects not only their lives but also the lives of those around them.

Although it is normal to feel anxious, sad or worried at times, when worry dominates your everyday life and interferes with your ability to function it may be a symptom of anxiety, depression or both. Anxiety is sometimes linked to physical sensations that can persuade the individual into thinking they cannot cope with the daily responsibilities of life such as work, family or socializing. When left unchecked, it can lead one to feel overburdened and unmotivated. It is believed to be one of the major reasons for work related absences.

Anxiety is a problem that individuals often try to manage in isolation which often leads them to feeling stuck. As elevated anxiety is a condition that feeds on itself it is helpful to seek assistance promptly. In the event that you are experiencing significant physical symptoms please consult your physician. Counselling may provide relief by helping you understand where anxiety originated and why it is triggered. It is also helpful in managing your physical, emotional and behavioural symptoms while rebuilding your self-esteem so you can live a fuller and more rewarding life.

 

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