Anxiety disorders are conditions in which anxiety is felt so severely or frequently that they interfere with your daily life.

Everyone will have feelings of anxiety, usually before a big event such as an exam or job interview, but people with anxiety disorders will feel this level of anxiety almost constantly.

About a quarter of people get an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives but many don’t seek the treatment that’s available.

For details on the symptoms and treatments for anxiety, see below.