Understanding Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal and natural emotion required to help deal with stress. It helps keep focus when working towards a deadline or study harder for an exam. However, when anxiety becomes an irrational, excessive and

Who suffers from Anxiety?

According to statistics, from the time a woman goes through puberty to approximately 50 years of age, there is double the chance that she will suffer from an anxiety disorder than her male counterpart.

Social anxiety disorder

Social phobia also known as social anxiety disorder is another type of anxiety disorder marked by intense feelings of extreme anxiety and overpowering feelings self-consciousness in a particular everyday social situations.

Panic disorder

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by unexpected episodes of intense and overwhelming feelings of terror and anxiety.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

a type of anxiety disorder marked by recurrent and intrusive thoughts referred to as obsessions sometimes

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalised Anxiety Disorder or GAD, is the most common form of anxiety disorders characterized by chronic

Causes of Anxiety

There is a substantial amount of research on the topic of anxiety, particularly the causes of anxiety.

Anxiety in Women

Women are more likely than men to suffer from almost every type of anxiety disorder including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia and

Anxiety in Men

Men are statistically less likely to suffer from an anxiety disorder than women. There have been a number of research studies that has examined the exact genetic influences that cause

Anxiety in Children

Some children are natural withdrawn or nervous, however, in extreme cases a child may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.


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