Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health problems in our society and impacts people negatively on a daily basis.
Anxiety itself is a normal emotion. As we age we all have events, relationships or situations that have an impact on us and cause varying degrees of anxiety. In fact, without a little anxiety, we’d have no drive to get up in the morning! However, it is when anxiety begins to take over our lives and stop us doing the things we want to do that it might be something to take a closer look at.
Anxiety can be expressed through a number of different disorders.
The most common anxiety disorder is generalised anxiety disorder which can most easily be described as excessive worrying about details, events and people that interrupts your ability to get on with your daily life. Other types of anxiety disorder are obsessive compulsive disorder, specific phobias and social anxiety.